FT: Tottenham 1 Swansea 0

Spurs will be happy with this as they grind out another win thanks to Soldado's penalty, but Swansea won't be too happy with no wins from 2 games, despite the opposition. Fully deserved three points for AVB's men though.

90
Four minutes added time for a Swansea equaliser.

90
Paulinho really should have scored today. Spurs break again and it's 3-on-2, with the Brazilian breaking forward fastest. His effort on goal is saved well however, and the follow-up is well over.

89
The game is ebbing away from Swansea's grasp here as Tottenham are content with keeping the ball in their opponent's half.

Off comes Andros Townsend, replaced by Sandro.

Soldado may have bagged another three points for Spurs today, and the striker is replaced by Jermain Defoe.

Soldado this time receives a yellow card. A cynical foul on Pozuelo breaks up Swansea's attack.

74
Hernandez is looking a huge threat for Swansea and nearly grabs a fortuitous equaliser, a botched clearance deflecting off him is grasped, barely, by Lloris.

Soldado is having plenty of fun up front for Spurs and is showing his class again as Williams struggles to deal with him, in the end conceding a free-kick and a yellow card.

71
Swansea are still knocking at the door and a cross to the back post finds Chico. The Spanish defender unleashes an excellent effort on the volley but it's a great save from Lloris.

Shelvey's not had the best of games and looks disappointed as he comes off to be replaced by Bony.

68
Swansea are starting to come into the game a little more as Spurs sit off. Hernandez nearly makes them pay but his curled effort falls just wide.

Sigurdsson is coming on for Dembele as Spurs look to seal victory.

63
Another low cross from Rose doesn't quite pass the first man, but Swansea are struggling with the youngster's pace.

Routledge is replaced by Pozeulo as Swansea chase the lead for the first time.

GOAL! The Spaniard strikes again! Soldado is so calm from the spot and strokes home the opener.

56
And this penalty is given! Shelvey again is the culprit as Townsend bursts through, and it's a poorly timed challenge.

54
MIchu very nearly gathers enough momentum to break through the Spurs defensive barrier, but he's kept at bay.

53
Flash of brilliance from Townsend as he brings the ball down and volleys an effort towards Vorm's goal, but it's just over.

48
Spurs have started brightly here as Dembele's shot is well blocked.

46
Early corner won by Townsend. It fails to clear the first man however and is cleared to safety.

45
The second-half is underway then and Spurs will be hoping to find that breakthrough, while Swansea will be looking for a better performance.

Tony & Judi Scott are making their feelings known RE: Spurs' penalty luck: "Tottenham don't get given penalties." Controversial. I think Ian Holloway might disagree!

Spurs fan Owen Kay's back, and he's not happy with the officiating either: "Poor Decision from the referee still think we will come out stronger... COYS!!!! Vorm playing well tho"

Rohan Kalra is rather critical of today's referee, Neil Swarbrick - especially the late free-kick/penalty call: "Terrible refereeing by Swarbrick I think. That was a penalty, and I also think hes been slightly harsher on Swansea all day"

Who has been your star so far? Can you see either side making a breakthrough? You can let me know your thoughts by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com and on Twitter at MattStead91

The talking point so far will perhaps be the penalty shout on the stroke of half-time. Spurs have dominated so far and really should be ahead, but Swansea are holding them at bay well.

44
Dangerous challenge on the edge of the penalty area from Shelvey, could well have been a penalty there.

A late tackle from behind courtesy of Michu on Dembele leads the referee to another Swansea card.

40
Brilliant challenge from Rose as Spurs look to break forward on the counter once more.

37
Paulinho could have had a hat-trick today. Another effort goes begging on the half-volley.

35
Spurs are pushing closer and closer here and Walker is in acres of space down the right. His cut-back bamboozles the Swansea defence and falls to Dembele, but his high shot is saved excellently by Vorm.

32
Paulinho has looked great today and nutmegs Shelvey to open up space in the centre of the pitch. He duly bursts forward and unleashes a shot from 25 yards which flies narrowly wide.

31
Townsend's delivery finds Capoue first but he couldn't quite get enough contact on the header.

Michel Vorm is booked for dissent after Jonjo Shelvey's seemingly innocuous challenge is given as a foul.

26
Shelvey makes sure that Lloris is alert at the other end with a deflected effort that the Frenchman palms out for a corner.

21
Huge chance for Spurs. Walker does brilliantly down the right hand side to create space for a cross. Williams gets to it first and smashes a header off the post, with Paulinho first to the rebound. Vorm does excellently to save though.

19
Swansea are in control of possession at the minute, with Spurs looking to use their explosive pace on the break.

18
Excellent play from Hernandez as he cuts inside and looks for a foray into the Spurs box. Great tackle from Chadli though to conceded the corner.

17
Chadli takes the free-kick and it's perhaps too close for the Belgian. Vorm unworried in the Swansea goal.

16
A sloppy piece of defending gives Andros Townsend a great chance to break forward and a sharp touch deceives Ben Davies, who commits the foul just 25 yards out and receives a yellow card.

14
Cameras on Daniel Levy in the stands. Wonder what transfer business he'll be conducting between now and the transfer deadline?

12
Great work from Capoue who looks explosive in a deep-lying position for Spurs. He bursts out to break up a Swansea move.

9
Michu and Routledge work excellently to create space for the Spaniard, but the defender does well tracking back. The ball falls to the on-rushing Routledge however whose effort is palmed away by Lloris and the offside Michu - although he didn't seem to know that - fluffs his lines from six yards.

9
Rose again works into some space and is providing some great width for Spurs, but his cross is well overhit after a great first touch.

8
Great work from Paulinho, cutting back and evading the defender, which allows him to open up for a shot on goal. It's well saved though by Vorm.

7
Rose looks to be a bit of a nuisance down that left-hand side and an early-hit low cross doesn't quite reach Soldado.

6
Paulinho has looked promising for Spurs in his early career in London, and he combines well to nearly let in Rose behind the backline.

5
A raked de Guzman pass looks for Michu but Lloris is out quickly to thwart any opportunity.

4
Although the game is early on, Spurs' European exertions don't seem to have affected them too much as they're pressing Swansea relentlessly.

2
It's a very vocal White Hart Lane today as Swansea begin to impose their possession play against an in-form Spurs.

One minute to kick-off then and Daniel Toure is last in with his thoughts: "I predict a 3-1 victory for spurs. They may be a bit shaky but tottenham will get through comfortably."

Andre Villas-Boas' men have won their last three encounters with the Swans, with Jan Vertonghen notably netting the opener in both victories last season. The Belgium international is 18/1 to score first again with Roberto Soldado heading the market at 100/30 after making a fine start to life at Spurs. Swansea meanwhile, can be backed at 9/2 to bounce back from opening day disappointment with an away win.

That poses an excellent question; can Spurs be classed as title contenders? Will today's game be integral to their hopes? Remember, you can let me know your thoughts by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com and on Twitter at MattStead91

Here's James Pinnegar's thoughts: "COYS if Spurs want to be recognised as title contenders this is a must win game,3-0 Soldado to get 2."

Spurs fans, including Adam Lockey on Twitter, do seem confident on the win this afternoon: "Spurs'll be tired after the trip to Georgia but I think we'll labour to a victory with the home support - 1-0 #COYS"

And another one, this time from Terry Sims on Twitter: "My prediction for this game is Spurs 3 - 1 Swansea Paulinho to score first, Townsend & Soldado then Michu for Swansea #coys"

Lee Tomlinson is one of many backing Spurs for the win today: "Coys. Excellent result Thursday. Looking good. Happy with new signings. Unhappy at sale of caulker n big Tom. I'd like to see a 3-0 victory today."

Twitter is abuzz with predictions and speculation on today's game, including Makaveli's Offspring: "Not expecting any upset.Tottenham 2 Swansea 1 #THFC"

Jordan Green fancies Swansea to bounce back however: "Swansea will win 1-3 Michu to score a hat-trick and Soldado for Spurs."

Owen's not wrong, Spurs looked great midweek in Europe. David Newman - all the way over in Moscow - is in agreement too: "Sitting this one out watching the game on computer in Moscow. Despite the fact that we often come croppers against the smaller teams I have a good feeling about this one. 4-1 to Tottenham with Soldado getting at least 2, maybe 3, of them"

Owen Kay on Twitter is first in: "I'm going for 2-0 COYS!! Soldado to score first then Paulinho... We looked strong in our 5-0 win so good start to the season..."

Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams, Davies; Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Routledge, Hernandez; Michu Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Richards, Britton, Pozuelo, Lamah, Bony

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Dembele, Paulinho; Townsend, Soldado, Chadli. Subs: Friedel, Kaboul, Naughton, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Carroll, Sandro

Team news coming up for both sides. What are your score predictions for the game today? Who are you tipping to be the star player? You can let me know your thoughts by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com and on Twitter at MattStead91

Spurs will be hoping to continue from their opening day win at Crystal Palace where record signing Roberto Soldado got off the mark from the penalty spot. Swansea however are wanting to bounce back after falling 4-1 to champions Manchester United.

Hello and welcome to this afternoon's live commentary on the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Swansea at White Hart Lane.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham
Southampton v West Brom
Swansea v Burnley
17:30
Everton v Arsenal
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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