Match Report: Spurs vs Swansea
The Swans leave Wembley with a well-earned point as they frustrate Spurs in this goalless stalemate. The Premier League hoodoo continued for Tottenham, who failed to net one of their 26 shots. Similarly, Spurs enjoyed 70% of possession and yet still could not edge past the obstinate Swans. The first half started slowly, with Kane and Son providing the only chances of the half; yet nothing that tested the Swansea keeper too much. The second half brought the best chance of the game. Sissoko had delivered a ball into the area from close range, only for Harry Kane to hit the crossbar. Fabianski stepped up for the Swans and worked hard to deny two headers from Eriksen and Alli. Fabianski was at full stretch to tip Eriksen’s header away to safety; a fine display of goalkeeping.
As frustrations loomed large in the Tottenham camp, Mike Dean denied two penalty claims lodged against Martin Olsson. The first, a handball in the area that failed to capture the attention of the referee. The second claim was for some contact made against Aurier. Swansea held on to the death and walked away with a well-earned point that was merited through patience and staunch defending. Spurs still haven’t won a Premier League game at Wembley. Pochettino will be disappointed with the result, and will command better in their upcoming fixtures.
Spurs vs Swansea Attendance
Wembley Stadium: 65,366
Starting Line-ups: Spurs vs Swansea
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderwireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Sissoko, Dier, Son, Eriksen, Alli, Kane
Swansea City: Fabianski, van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Naughton, Sanches, Clucas, Carroll, Olsson, Ayew, Abraham
“Very disappointing because we did everything to win. We created chances and dominated the game but were a little unlucky. I am happy with the performance although it is another game we draw here at Wembley and that is no good.”
Man of the Match
Federico Fernandez wins man of the match in this stalemate. He was a significant factor in keeping the Swansea box well-defended. The Defender made 18 clearances and only lost possession three times. A good day at the office for him – Spurs still look for a win at Wembley.
What’s next for Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur will take on Barnsley in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. This game will, again, be played at the national Stadium before a trip to West Ham on the weekend.