Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Fantasy Football managers crushed by Spurs team to play Swansea

Fantasy Football managers crushed by Spurs team to play Swansea

Harry Kane came closest to breaking the deadlock when his second-half effort struck the crossbar, but Swansea held on for what could be a crucial point come the end of the season.

With Spurs having picked up just 11 points from their first nine games under the former Southampton boss in 2014, Kane - playing second fiddle to Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor at the time, struck a deflected free-kick victor in the 90th minute of a 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa.

Llorente made 35 appearances for Swansea last season, scoring 15 goals and assisting in one.

"I think good defending should be applauded".

At White Hart Lane last term, Tottenham took 18 points out of 18 against the division's bottom six - a group that included Swansea and Burnley - and that ruthlessness was key to their title challenge.

When asked if he has pencilled in a return date, Pochettino said: "No, it's like the case of Lamela".

The introduction of Fernando Llorente, a significant aerial threat, in the 74th minute made sense as the visitors sank even deeper, but it ultimately was not to be for Tottenham.

While Swansea's away form has been decent this season, Spurs are on fire and it's hard to imagine the Swans containing them.

Pochettino was particularly disappointed with referee Mike Dean's decision not to award Aurier the foul.

Three away games have brought three clean sheets; it is the kind of foundation on which successful battles against the drop are built.

Kane reached a century of club goals in last weekend's win over Everton, with his Tottenham tally now totalling 103 after his brace against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League midweek. "Tottenham at home is not one of the good ones, but it was also a big learning experience for everybody", Clement said.

Clement replaced new midfielder Renato Sanches, on-loan from Bayern Munich, with Leroy Fer after 58 minutes in a game where Swansea took a cautious approach.

Tottenham pay the penalty: The need for Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Premier League has never been greater.

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