Full-time: Tottenham 2-1 Swansea

  • Tottenham close the gap on leaders Leicester to two points following comeback victory at White Hart Lane
  • Alberto Paloschi struck his first goal in English football from close range to give Swansea the lead against the run of play after Angel Rangel's shot was deflected into his path by Jack Cork
  • Hosts dominated the remainder of the match and finally broke through when Kyle Walker's low ball was diverted into the bottom corner by substitute Nacer Chadli
  • The turnaround was completed when Danny Rose fired home with 13 minutes remaining
  • Lukasz Fabianksi made a number of superb saves
Danny Rose
Danny Rose is mobbed by his Tottenham teammates after scoring the winning goal against Swansea Getty

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Tottenham 2-1 Swansea


Solid defensive work from Alderweireld as the Belgian dispossesses Gomis after Fer's flick-on. Young Onomah is presented with a late chance by Walker but he miscues horribly.


Tottenham are content just to find the corners now as they look to preserve a valuable three points. Walker booked.


Sigurdsson's free-kick takes a nick off a Tottenham leg but the corner is wasted as Eriksen wins a foul.

Five minutes of added time for the hosts to negotiate here.


Guidolin makes his final change with less than four minutes to play. It's a like-for-like switch up top as Modou Barrow replaces Paloschi.


Swansea have already sent on Leory Fer for Britton and Tottenham earlier replaced Son with Mason.

More substitutions now, with Bafetimbi Gomis and Josh Onomah on for Ki and Kane.


Tottenham have the ball in the net for a third time after they break with numbers and Kane's low delivery to the far post is tapped home by Walker. The offside flag is raised.


Lloris is called into action for the first time this half, with the Frenchman reacting well to parry Paloschi's well-struck volley at the near post.

Rose, already on a yellow card, then gets into an altercation with Williams but both players are let off with a warning.


Tottenham have simply dominated for the last hour or so and now they lead for the first time. A corner proves to be Swansea's undoing once more, with Rose collecting Fernandez's headed clearance on the edge of the box and taking a touch before supplying a low shot that travels through a crowd of bodies and beyond Fabianski.

That could prove to be a pivotal goal in the title race.


Goal: Tottenham 2-1 Swansea (Danny Rose)


Alli wants a spot-kick as his shot looks to deflect off the hand of Fernandez. Referee Jones is unmoved and Chadli then fires just wide.


With 20 minutes left to play, Tottenham's constant pressure finally pays off. Fabianski's first iffy decision of the afternoon results in him punching clear from a corner, but he only succeeds in finding Walker.

The full-back then drives a low ball across the box that substitute Chadli smartly diverts into the bottom corner.


Goal: Tottenham 1-1 Swansea (Nacer Chadli)


An ambitious 30-yard piledriver from Rose is tipped over the bar by Fabianski. He looks unbeatable today.


Still Spurs push but Alli's effort is deflected behind and neither Rose nor Eriksen can subsequently find the target.

I've lost count of how many shots that is for Tottenham now. It feels like hundreds.


A goal from Ander Herrera has just increased Manchester United's lead against Arsenal. If Louis van Gaal's side maintain their lead and Tottenham are unable to find an equaliser here, then Leicester will remain five points clear.


Pochettino makes his first change of the day, withdrawing Lamela and sending on Chadli.

Fabianski is equal to a long-range drive from Eriksen and Dier sends his own shot wide.


That foul by Ayew sets up another free-kick chance for Eriksen in an ideal position. However, his low strike whistles inches wide of Fabianski's left-hand post.

Still Swansea lead.


Clever play from Ayew to walk into an ill-timed sliding challenge from Rose, who takes a blow to the face and is booked for his troubles.

The roles are then reversed moments later as Ayew is yellow carded for stopping Rose's burst forward.


Fabianski's fine afternoon continues with another memorable diving save to claw out Eriksen's curling free-kick. The Polish international then pushes a long potshot from Kane wide.


Paloschi has been a bright spark for Swansea today, but you do worry that his exuberance may eventually land him another yellow card.

Had he made contact with that high boot on Dier, then he could have been heading for an early bath.


Positive intent from Tottenham, but Rose fails to get a shot away and Fabianski shows his authority by punching clear Kane's chip.

Alli also tries his luck from distance but to no avail.


The second half is up and running. Can Tottenham rescue their title bid or are Swansea about to move six points clear of relegation trouble?

We should also mention that Arsenal currently trail Manchester United 2-1 in today's second Premier League fixture at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford's fairlytale week has continued with another brace, while Danny Welbeck has also scored against his former club.