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Sunday 22 April 2018

Tottenham v Swansea - story of the match

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham were held to a draw by Swansea
Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham were held to a draw by Swansea

Tottenham's Wembley woes came back to bite as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw at home to Swansea.

Harry Kane hit the crossbar in the second half and Spurs could have had a penalty when Martin Olsson touched the ball with his hand but Swansea dug in for a hard-earned point.

Mauricio Pochettino's men looked to have turned a corner at their new base after Wednesday's pulsating win over Borussia Dortmund but this result means they are still winless here in the league this season.


" Swansea have stuck a wall of red in front of goal they have come for a 0-0 draw". Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar‏) is not impressed with Swansea's tactics.


Lukasz Fabianski. On the odd occasion Spurs did breach Swansea's defence they found the former Arsenal goalkeeper in fine form. A point-blank stop to tip the ball over from Harry Kane's near post header was the pick of his saves.


Christian Eriksen floated in a corner to the near post, Kane glanced it towards goal and turned expecting to see the net bulge, only for Fabianski to palm it over the crossbar.


Tottenham missed out on setting a club record of scoring in 30 consecutive Premier League home games. However, they did at least keep a clean sheet for the first time in 12 games at Wembley.



Hugo Lloris 6 (out of 10)

Kieran Trippier 6

Toby Alderweireld 6

Davinson Sanchez 5

Jan Vertonghen 6

Eric Dier 6

Moussa Sissoko 6

Christian Eriksen 6

Heung-Min Son 6

Dele Alli 5

Harry Kane 6


Serge Aurier (for Sissoko, 63) 5

Fernando Llorente (for Son, 74) 6


Lukasz Fabianski 7

Kyle Naughton 7

Mike van der Hoorn 6

Federico Fernandez 7

Alfie Mawson 6

Martin Olsson 6

Sam Clucas 6

Renato Sanches 6

Tom Carroll 6

Jordan Ayew 6

Tammy Abraham 6


Leroy Fer (for Sanches, 58) 6

Wilfried Bony (for Abraham, 72) 6

Wayne Routledge (for van der Hoorn, 86) 6


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