Christian Eriksen helps Spurs stage daring Swansea raid

Danish forward scores 89th-minute goal as Londoners leave Wales with three points

Swansea 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

A smashing match with a surprising finish. Swansea created the lion's share of the chances and know they should have won but Tottenham dug deep and were rewarded for their resilience when Christian Eriksen scored the winner after 89 minutes.

Spurs had taken the lead in the fourth minute when Eriksen's corner from the right led to Harry Kane, seven yards out, outjumping Angel Rangel to head into the far corner.

The Swans hit back hard, Wilfried Bony threatening equality almost immediately when his low drive from the edge of the D brought a decent save from Hugo Lloris. After 20 minutes it took a last-ditch tackle by Ben Davies, playing against his old club, to dispossess the burly Ivorian who had been set up cleverly by Jefferson Montero in front of goal.

Predatory and persistent, Bony was soon back, fastening eagerly on to Rangel's cross, only to be denied again by Lloris. And when he tried his luck again his shot, which was on target, was deflected behind off Frederico Fazio.

Bony put that right within three minutes of the resumption, stabbing the ball home at the second attempt after his initial strike has rebounded to him off Fazio’s body.

Roberto Soldado, utterly anonymous and again looking anything but a £26 million striker, was substituted after 56 minutes, his contribution in stark contrast to that of the one-man army called Bony who cost less than half the Spaniard's fee.

Montero, with a skimming shot, was too close for Lloris's comfort and Kane, with a twisting header, was only inches away for Spurs. A draw was the least Swansea deserved but at the death Ashley Richards carelessly conceded possession to Davies and Eriksen burgled victory with a low shot from 18 yards, which flew in past Gerhard Tremmel's right hand.

(Guardian Service)

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