Live: Swansea 1 Tottenham 2

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Swansea 1 Tottenham 2. Vital victory for Tottenham as they look to cement their position in the top four. Two excellent goals won it for them, but Swansea can take heart from spirited fightback.

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Bale carries the ball forward, but instead of taking the ball into he corner he shoots for goal, but straight at Michel Vorm.

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Scott Parker goes into the book for a late challenge.

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Spurs just trying to keep the ball and waste some time, much to the home fans frustration.

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Getting heated on the bench as Tottenham coaching staff argue with Swans bench.

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Spurs bench not happy with that announcement.

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Five added minutes....

BLOCK! Gareth Bale to the rescue again, but this time, with a last-ditch block to keep the Swans at bay.

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Spurs have a habit of conceding late goals...

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Friedel comes out to claim another Tiendalli cross, as Swansea begin to lump the ball into the box in desperation.

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Holtby this time goes into the book for a late challenge. Another free-kick in a dangerous position to Swansea.

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SAVE! Vorm, who hasn't had much to do second-half, makes an excellent save low to his right, keeping out a fizzing effort from Defoe.

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Referee trying desperately to play advantage, much to the disapproval of the home support.

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Yet another great ball in from Tiendalli. Ball bobbles off Kyle Walker and goes out for a corner, which is cleared.

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Routledge whips another ball into the box, but puts a little too much on it, and the ball evades Michu and runs out of play.

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Spurs looking very nervy, and in need of a third goal.

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Shechter comes on for the Swans in place of Hernandez.

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Michu and Vertonghen involved in a tussle after a tangle of legs. Referee lets the game play on.

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Lewis Holtby on in place of Sigurdsson.

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Could have been the killer blow, but Swansea are still very much in with a chance of a share of the points.

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WOODWORK! All Gareth Bale once again. He just runs and runs, and clips the bottom of the post with low drive.

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Swansea corner, which was debateable, is whipped in, which finds Michu, who climbs highest to put Swansea back in it.

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GOAL!!! Swansea 1 Tottenham 2. Michu 71.

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Michu's knock down just escapes Routledge when he looked to be in on goal. Corner.

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Referee Anthony Taylor brings the play back to take Kyle Walker's name. His late challenge on Hernandez earlier didn't escape punishment.

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Penalty appeals waved away for a block on Tiendalli. Not much in it.

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Chico Flores has been withdrawn, possibly as a precaution. Garry Monk comes on in his place

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Vertonghen fortunate to get away with wayward lunge. If he connected with Swans' player could have been nasty.

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Game has become a little sloppy as Swansea get more desperate to find a goal.

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Michu is next into the book after a robust challenge on Scott Parker. May be harsh as both were looking at the ball.

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Corner to Spurs after a burst from Aaron Lennon was put out of play.

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Defoe comes on as Spurs try and find that crucial third goal. Adebayor, who has frustrated again makes way.

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De Guzman comes off to be replaced by Ki Sung Yueng.

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Tiendalli this time overhits a cross. First time he has really failed to deliver from that position.

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Dyer fires over when in a great position to cross. Far too greedy there. Much better from The Swans. AVB looks concerned.

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Another fantastic cross from Tiendalli is met by Michu, who outjumps Dawson, but powers his header just past the post.

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@dj7659 is a happy man: "Great performance so far but hope we can hold it."

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Sigurdsson tries a curler which Vorm does well to claw out. Angle was acute, but the bend he puts on the made the save all the more difficult.

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Scott Day has been in touch via Twitter: "Surely Spurs have got to hold on to this win now? AVB seriously needs to sort this defensive situation out though, we can't keep rotating like we are, it's nice to have the option, but they players surely need a bit of solidarity. They need to know who is beside them all of the time. 1-4 Spurs now, Michu to grab a goal early on but Bale is back on form. Thank god."

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Great chance! Quickly taken free-kick is played into Michu, but Friedel is out quickly to save brilliantly.

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Swansea must hit the ground running in the second period if they want to come away with anything fromt his game.

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We are unerway in the second half. No changes for either side.

Will Swansea hit back after the break? They are 25/1 for the win now and 8/1 to salvage a draw, while Michu is 5/1 joint favourite with Bale to score next.

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Keep your views coming in at half-time. Can Spurs hold on? Their defence has looked shaky of late, can The Swans capitalise?

Swansea 0 Tottenham 2. Two excellent Spurs goals separate the sides at the break. Swansea looked better as the half wore on, but need a goal quickly if they are to get anything out of this.

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Two added minutes...

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Vertonghen's outstretched leg just about keeps Swansea at bay. Michu would have been in.

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Tottenham getting more of the ball now. Bale enjoying his freedom in the middle of the park.

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Another free-kick to Swansea which they take quickly. Much greater urgency from the home side.

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Adebayor goes into the book after lashing out as a result of losing possession. First signs of frustration.

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Crowd getting angry about Spurs' reluctance to get on with the game. Entertaining match at The Liberty

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Swansea have sprung into life after Dyer miss. Look like a different side.

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The rebound comes back off him and goes wide! Incredible chance!

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WOODWORK! Great work from Tiendalli again. His cross is right on the head of Nathan Dyer, but he somehow heads onto the bar from a few yards out.

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Spurs just playing keepball at the moment, an passing it around with relative ease.

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Tiendalli again does well to get the cross over. Vertonghen proves he can also defend though, clearing well.

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That man again. Makes space for a shot, uses the outside of his boot to try curl it into the bottom corner, but flies just wide.

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Swansea looking very poor at the back. Just can't seem to get the ball clear.

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Swansea finally getting more of the ball. Davies has an effort after good move which sails over the bar.

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First Swansea shot on goal is palmed away strongly by Friedel. Better from the home side.

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Michael Laudrup looks shellshocked on the Swans bench. SPurs have been simply irresistable so far.

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Another wonderful goal from Spurs. Same two players. Vertonghen's ball fired into Bale, who takes a touch and lashes an excellent finish past Vorm.

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GOAL!!! Swansea 0 Tottenham 2. Bale 21.

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Corner met by Michu, who beats Dawson to the ball, but can only glance a header wide.

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Swansea win their first corner after good work from Tiendalli down the flank.

Jason Kane likes what he sees via Twitter: "Need a win to keep pushing for the top four,come on you Spurs!"

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Swansea can't get the ball back at the moment. All Spurs in Wales.

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One clean sheet in the last nine league games means that AVB will be far from comfortable on the Spurs bench.

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Spurs look very menacing. On the counter-attack especially. Swansea struggling to cope at the moment.

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Great chance to go two up! Adebayor strides clear after being put through by Dembele, but Vorm blocks well.

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What can Swansea do in reply to Spurs' sublime opener? Goals have been hard to come by of late.

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Great move. Bale this time is the provider, hooking the ball over the top for the onrushing Vertonghen to take in his stride and slot home

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GOAL!!! Swansea 0 Tottenham 1! Vertonghen 7.

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Swansea almost break through, but Michu's touch is heavy, and move breaks down.

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Swansea have lost just three times at home, and you can see why. Very solid shape, and look difficult to break down.

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Swansea with all the early possession. Much of it in their own half though as they try to build an attack.

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We are underway. Major test for Spurs' top four credentials.

Andrew Taylor is the man in the middle today. He has sent off more players than any other referee this season...

A simple email from Chris Green. "Prediction: Swansea 0-3 Tottenham."

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The last time Swansea defeated today's visitors was way back in 1991. Much has changed since then, can they get the three points today? Get in touch.

Teams are in the tunnel...

Tottenham have drifted out from 5/4 to 13/10 ahead of kick-off as they struggle to attract support, despite Gareth Bale being well backed to score first at 4/1. Swansea are 2/1 to register a win with Michu, who has scored a league high of 10 home goals this season, 11/2 to break the deadlock.

Lee Tomlinson isn't via email: "Ade to start again! The man is useless. Why Defoe not starting?"

Adebayor instead of Defoe? Happy Spurs fans tweet or email your thoughts.

Swansea team: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams (c), Davies; Britton, de Guzman; Routledge, Dyer, Hernandez; Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Monk, Ki, Lamah, Moore, Shechter

Spurs team: Friedel, Walker, Dawson (c), Vertonghen, Naughton, Parker, Dembele, Bale, Sigurdsson, Lennon, Adebayor. Subs: Archer, Caulker, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Livermore, Holtby, Defoe

BIG NEWS!!! No Hugo Lloris! Friedel starts, with recalled Archer on the bench.

The teams are in...

Michu has hit ten league goals at home so far this season, more than any other player in the top flight. However he has only netted twice in his last five outings. Is today the day he turns that stat around?

Can Spurs recover from back-to-back league defeats and maintain their push for a top four finish? The Swans have been erratic of late. Can they get back to winning ways today?

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I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action as and when it happens, live!

Good Afternoon! Welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary on this afternoon's vital Premier League clash between Swansea and Tottenham at The Liberty Stadium.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  
Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Thu, 31 Jul 2014

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