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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Tottenham class claims vital victory at Swansea

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Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min scores to put them into the lead against Swansea during last night’s comeback. Photo: REUTERS
Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min scores to put them into the lead against Swansea during last night’s comeback. Photo: REUTERS

Tottenham kept their Premier League title ambitions alive by staging an extraordinary late show at relegation-threatened Swansea last night.

Swansea led from Spurs old boy Wayne Routledge's 11th-minute goal through to the 88th minute as it looked like Mauricio Pochettino's men would slip 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

But Dele Alli equalised with his 15th league goal of the season before Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen struck in added time to complete a remarkable 3-1 victory - their fifth successive league win.

This could prove a costly defeat for Swansea who now drop into the relegation zone with seven games left to play.

The day had begun badly for Tottenham with their captain Hugh Lloris taken unwell at the team hotel after lunch, and former Swansea number one Michel Vorm had to take over.

However, all's well that ends well for Spurs with the outstanding Eriksen having had the final word by beating Lukasz Fabianski with a low shot, and the Tottenham title dream remains alive.

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