Sunday August 25, 2013 Day 2 Finished White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Swansea City

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  1. Premier League - Another Soldado spot kick earns Tottenham win

    Premier League - Another Soldado spot kick earns Tottenham win

    Roberto Soldado scored his second winner in as many games from the spot as Tottenham defeated Swansea 1-0 at White Hart Lane. More

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    Time:90'
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • Swansea City
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    • 90+5' FULL TIME! Tottenham make it two wins from two games courtesy of two Soldado strikes from two penalties. Spurs 1-0 Swansea.
    • 90+4' Defoe almost squares a long ball forward for Siguardsson, but the back line hack it away.
    • 90+3' Rangel penalised going forward, and that sums up the second half for the away side.
    • 90+1' Paulinho played through... can he seal it? Vorm parries! Rebound comes out to the Brazilian at an angle, but he puts it over.
    • 90' Four minutes added on.
    • 89' I'd be shocked if there was an equaliser here - Swansea have fallen away more and more after the goal. Tottenham seeing this through with aplomb.
    • 88' It's 3-1 Cardiff now against Man City, just to make this an even more frustrating Sunday for Swans fans...
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    • 87' Townsend the man to make way for the enforcer as the hosts will now switch to a more rigid set-up for the final minutes.
    • 85' Looks like Villas-Boas is preparing his final change. Sandro is stripping down.
    • 84' Offside against Bony as the visitors go forward again. That trap has worked very well for Spurs whenever Swansea have come down the middle.
    • 82' Game has quietened down somewhat, despite the away side's apparent urgency. Good so far from Spurs to just see this out.
    • 81' So both sides have one sub remaining as we enter the closing stages. Just Soldado's penalty between the two teams, just like last week at Selhurst.
    • 80' Believe it or not, Cardiff lead Man City with 10 to go!
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    • 78' Soldado gets a standing ovation as he will not be risked on a yellow. On comes Defoe.
    • 76' The set piece comes to nothing, however, as Bony is guilty of climbing on his marker as the ball comes in.
    • 75' Soldado gets a booking of his own and Tottenham's first for a cynical foul on Pozuelo to stop the visitors bombing forward.
    • 74' Almost a bit of luck for Swansea as a poor clearance attempt comes off Hernandez and is just about held by Lloris.
    • 72' Fantastic holding play at the other end by Soldado as a one-man breakaway. He waits and waits for support and eventually wins the free-kick by the right-hand corner flag off Williams for a shirt pull. Another Swansea yellow, too - their fourth.
    • 71' CHICO! Great parry by Lloris for a corner as the defender catches a free-kick delivery sweet with lovely far post volley!
    • 70' Off comes Shelvey in Swansea's second switch, and Wilfried Bony is on in what Laudrup will hope is a equaliser-yielding attacking change.
    • 69' Swansea attack in numbers but Hernandez curls wide of the far post from just outside the box.
    • 67' Poor cross attempt from Townsend hits the one-man wall and comes back to the midfielder, who moves central and sends a shot well wide.
    • 66' Free-kick on the right wing for the hosts as Williams clips the forward-straying Vertonghen.
    • 65' A change which seemed necessary while it remained 0-0 has now happened at 1-0, with Dembele replaced by Sigurdsson.
    • 64' Spurs did not get a single PL penalty last season (joint with Swansea). They have scored two penalties in two PL matches this season.
    • 63' Shelvey with a cross-cum shot from the wing, and it's on target but the low curler was read all the way by Lloris.
    • 62' And now Cardiff are level at home to Man City with their first home goal in the top flight in over 50 years!
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    • 61' Walker expertly marshalls a through pass down the left out for a goal kick, despite the best efforts of Davies to get onto it.
    • 60' Spurs have scored at least once in all 15 top flight home matches against Swansea.
    • 59' Swansea react to conceding with an immediate sub, the game's first, as Routledge makes way for Alejandro Pozuelo.
    • 58' Soldado steps up to the spot... and it's in! 1-0 Tottenham!
    • 57' Shelvey on Townsend again! And this time it's a penalty to Spurs!
    • 56' Though Cardiff have impressed so far v Manchester City, it's the big spenders who have taken the lead and with a screamer from Edin Dzeko.
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    • 55' As Duncan said via Twitter, the away side have been remarkably restrained so far, perhaps knowing that the firepower in a straight up battle of counters lies with Spurs.
    • 54' Superb sliding challenge by Dawson to deny Michu a one-on-one as Swansea finally show their own counter-attacking prowess!
    • 53' Townsend illicits plenty of 'ooh's with a rasping drive inches off-target.
    • 52' @dunc3058 said at half-time: "Surprised how cautiously Swansea r playing but may suit us 2nd half, just need 2 push full backs on little 4 crosses" - have your say to @liamhappe
    • 51' Dembele has a shot closed down as Spurs start the second as they concluded the first.
    • 50' This weekend is at risk of being the lowest-scoring in the Prem since 2001/02, where match day 14 saw just 10 goals. We're at 11 so far with this and Cardiff v City live, plus Chelsea v United tomorrow.
    • 48' Swansea have lost all three PL matches they have played in London on a Sunday, including twice at Spurs – 3-1 and 1-0, both in 2012. They have won four of their other eight PL matches in the capital.
    • 47' Early corner in the second half for Spurs, but Chadli's delivery is easily dealt with.
    • 46' Swansea kick off the second half. 0-0 at the Lane.
    • 45+1' One minute of added time comes and goes, and it's a goalless half-time at White Hart Lane.
    • 45' Shelvey himself heads the set piece away before Paulinho's incisive ball is not read by any of his team-mates and goes back to Vorm.
    • 44' Now Townsend has the ball on the opposite flank and moves towards the area where Shelvey is adjudged to bring him down just outside the box. However, it looked a) inside the box and b) more of a dive than anything.
    • 43' Rose's lung-bursting run down the left takes him past two before Shelvey heads his cross safe.
    • 42' Soldado and Paulinho continue to look the inspired summer signings they are with some delightful link-up play to end a furious midfield battle and tee up Walker to cut inside with a tame effort straight at Vorm.
    • 41' Swansea have been reliant on attacks via the channels for the most part, as any central play is getting caught out by Spurs' high line for offside flags.
    • 40' Michu feels he got a nick of the ball on a clumsy challenge to Dembele. Neil Swarbrick disagrees and books him.
    • 38' In all three previous PL matches Michel Vorm has received a yellow card, he has kept a clean sheet (2 wins, 1 draw).
    • 37' Chadli gets beyond Rangel and crafts a lovely centre which Paulinho acrobatically puts off-target. This has been another strong wave of offence from the home side.
    • 36' Dawson connects with the corner, but his looping header has just too much on it.
    • 35' Another explosive run down the right by Walker takes him to the by-line and his cut-back avades Townsend but finds Dembele! Great full-stretch save by Vorm to tip over the bar!
    • 33' Paulinho nutmegs Shelvey to create space in the middle for himself to move into, which he does before blasting a low 25-yarder wide.
    • 32' @pushkar_np says: "That is the worst away kit I have seen #Swansea" - even worse than Liverpool's? - get involved in the chatter via Twitter @liamhappe
    • 31' Townsend gets a glancing header to Dembele's set piece into the crowded box, but is unable to guide it anywhere but wide.
    • 30' Bit of an unfair decision against Shelvey now for a rash slide in on Soldado which nonetheless got to the ball first. Vorm's protests earn him a booking.
    • 29' Chico bundles over Soldado in the middle of the park, but escapes a booking.
    • 27' Routledge on the prowl on the right this time, but he plays his cut-back before anyone can reach the Spurs box and Vertonghen easily gets it away.
    • 26' Again Spurs clear their lines from the flag kick and again Swansea keep the ball around the halfway line, looking for another chance to create something.
    • 25' Swansea get back on the attack and Shelvey is played in by Routledge, where he forces a corner-conceding parry from Lloris.
    • 23' Andros Townsend is making his first PL start for Spurs. In his 12 PL starts on loan at QPR last season, he lost nine of them (1 win, 2 draws), including a 4-1 defeat at Swansea in February.
    • 22' Rose has a low cross collected by the keeper now, but Tottenham's tails are up.
    • 21' BIG CHANCE! Spurs always look capable of breaking with authority even when Swansea are in possession, and with Walker going a great job to create space for a dangerous cross, Williams ends up heading it onto his own post! Paulinho to the rebound but Vorm blocks the shot!
    • 20' Nothing from the corner but Swansea smooth in keeping possession in the hunt for another opening.
    • 18' Good work on the right between Hernandez and Rangel leads to the former winning a corner off the back-tracking Chadli.
    • 17' Chadli curls it towards goal... but with no dip, it's over the crossbar.
    • 16' First booking of the match goes to Ben Davies for catching the chins of Townsend just outside the Swansea 'D'. Dangerous free-kick opportunity coming up.
    • 15' The hosts win a free-kick in the centre circle, but Chadli is unable to chase the overhit delivery down.
    • 14' Both of these sides are fielding a number of players from their successful Europa League jaunts on Thursday, but no early signs of weariness at all so far. Townsend in fact looks boosted by his productive performance midweek.
    • 12' Capoue is quick-thinking to nick possession in a Swans attack, but loses the ball while he tries to bring it forward himself. His overzealous attempts to compensate lead to a foul on De Guzman.
    • 11' It was good work from Michu in the build-up to Routledge's shot, though.
    • 10' Michu is offside for the rebound anyway, but embarrassingly hits the close range shot wide anyway. That won't help the usually-prolific Spaniard's confidence.
    • 9' CHANCE! Routledge gets the first shot on target against his old club as Lloris keeps his stinging 20-yard drive out.
    • 8' Now the Brazilian new boy strides forward down the centre before having a tame 25-yard daisy-cutter collected by Vorm.
    • 6' Rose lashes in a driven cross from the left but Chico gets it away with Soldado lurking. Good play by Paulinho to release the overlapping full-back.
    • 5' The Swans string together their first decent passage of possession before De Guzman wastes it with a rushed diagonal forward.
    • 4' Swansea are looking for their first league win away to Spurs at the 16th attempt (2 draws, 13 defeats). They last avoided defeat at Spurs in November 1930, a 1-1 draw in the old Division Two.
    • 3' None of the Spurs players who have contributed their last 12 PL home goals start today. Gareth Bale, Emmanuel Adebayor and Aaron Lennon are not in the squad, Jermain Defoe and Gylfi Sigurdsson are substitutes, and Clint Dempsey left to join Seattle Sounders. Michael Dawson's goal in a 3-1 win against Reading on 1st January was the last PL home goal scored by a player in Spurs' starting lineup.
    • 2' Tottenham win a quickfire pair of corners right from the off. Swansea make a meal of heading the second clear, but eventually do.
    • 1' Tottenham get the first half underway.
    • 15:55 The teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is moments away! Remember we also have live coverage of Cardiff v Man City via the home page...
    • 15:50 Wilfried Bony scored with his first shot on target in the Premier League last weekend against Man Utd. He was the top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie in 2012/13, with 31 goals.
    • 15:45 Roberto Soldado opened his goal scoring account for Spurs at Crystal Palace and has now scored 11 goals in his last nine in league competition.
    • 15:40 Tottenham have won nine and lost just one of their last 13 Premier League home games. Swansea have won just one of their last nine Premier League away games (L5 D3), failing to score in five of these matches.
    • 15:35 Pre-match odds for this match are: Tottenham 8/13, Swansea 11/2, Draw 3/1. Who are you backing? Tweet your predictions and messages over to @liamhappe and we'll publish the bets ones here on the matchcast.
    • 15:30 Michael Laudrup: "If you play well you always have a chance of being picked for the national side. I have been asked before about Wayne (Routledge) and any manager would want as many of their players in the national team as possible as it is an honour for clubs like us. But I will leave it up to Roy Hodgson."
    • 15:25 Andre Villas-Boas: I don’t think the team will be distracted by the transfers. What we’ve done so far has been great activity.We managed to bring in almost all the players we want and will continue to work to strengthen the squad. The players look very determined to achieve our objectives this season because of last season’s tally of points and not being able to achieve it. We will continue to be focused on our objectives, so we transfer back to the Premier League against Swansea which is extrem
    • 15:20 TOTTENHAM - Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Dawson, Rose, Townsend, Dembele, Capoue, Paulinho, Chadli, Soldado. Subs: Kaboul, Naughton, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Carroll, Sandro. /// SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams, Davies, Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Richards, Britton, Pozuelo, Lamah, Bony.
    • 15:15 Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Premier League matchcast as Tottenham welcome Swansea to White Hart Lane. Team news will follow very shortly!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Paulinho played through... can he seal it? Vorm parries! Rebound comes out to the Brazilian at an angle, but he puts it over.
    • 75' Soldado gets a booking of his own and Tottenham's first for a cynical foul on Pozuelo to stop the visitors bombing forward.
    • 72' Fantastic holding play at the other end by Soldado as a one-man breakaway. He waits and waits for support and eventually wins the free-kick by the right-hand corner flag off Williams for a shirt pull. Another Swansea yellow, too - their fourth.
    • 71' CHICO! Great parry by Lloris for a corner as the defender catches a free-kick delivery sweet with lovely far post volley!
    • 58' Soldado steps up to the spot... and it's in! 1-0 Tottenham!
    • 57' Shelvey on Townsend again! And this time it's a penalty to Spurs!
    • 44' Now Townsend has the ball on the opposite flank and moves towards the area where Shelvey is adjudged to bring him down just outside the box. However, it looked a) inside the box and b) more of a dive than anything.
    • 40' Michu feels he got a nick of the ball on a clumsy challenge to Dembele. Neil Swarbrick disagrees and books him.
    • 35' Another explosive run down the right by Walker takes him to the by-line and his cut-back avades Townsend but finds Dembele! Great full-stretch save by Vorm to tip over the bar!
    • 30' Bit of an unfair decision against Shelvey now for a rash slide in on Soldado which nonetheless got to the ball first. Vorm's protests earn him a booking.
    • 21' BIG CHANCE! Spurs always look capable of breaking with authority even when Swansea are in possession, and with Walker going a great job to create space for a dangerous cross, Williams ends up heading it onto his own post! Paulinho to the rebound but Vorm blocks the shot!
    • 16' First booking of the match goes to Ben Davies for catching the chins of Townsend just outside the Swansea 'D'. Dangerous free-kick opportunity coming up.
    • 9' CHANCE! Routledge gets the first shot on target against his old club as Lloris keeps his stinging 20-yard drive out.
    • 15:20 TOTTENHAM - Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Dawson, Rose, Townsend, Dembele, Capoue, Paulinho, Chadli, Soldado. Subs: Kaboul, Naughton, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Carroll, Sandro. /// SWANSEA: Vorm, Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams, Davies, Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Richards, Britton, Pozuelo, Lamah, Bony.

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