Tottenham Hotspur vs. Swansea City: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Premier League—White Hart Lane, London, England
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Swansea City (full time)
GOALS: Soldado (pen') 58'
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Dawson (capt.), Rose, Townsend (Sandro 88'), Dembele (Sigurdsson 63'), Capoue, Paulinho, Chadli, Soldado (Defoe 81')
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Chico Flores, Williams (capt.), Davies, Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey (Bony 69'), Routledge (Pozuelo 58'), Hernandez, Michu
There's the final whistle. Spurs have won, 1-0 for the second straight week. Soldado does the honours again, and again it was a penalty.
All the talk will be about the penalty decision, and in truth it looked like a dive. But Spurs were worth the win today.
Frustration for Swansea as the referee's decision goes against them for a foul. Time is running out…
90 [+00] - Save: Break, Defoe to Chadli who sent Paulinho clear, Vorm saved 1on1, Paulinho then wide from tight angle.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2013
Paulinho runs onto a ball on the edge of Swansea's box and takes a shot, but it's saved. Great chance there.
90'—TOT 1-0 SWA
Four minutes of stoppage time…
Final change for Spurs. Townsend departs and Sandro enters.
86'—TOT 1-0 SWA
Spurs still lead by the single goal. Swansea seem unable to put together a clear chance.
Elsewhere, Cardiff have taken a 2-1 lead on Manchester City.
79 - Sub: Our 2nd change - Defoe for Soldado. 1-0.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2013
75 - Yellow Card: Soldado for foul on Pozuelo.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2013
75'—TOT 1-0 SWA
Pablo Hernandez dribbles decisively into the Tottenham box. He's dispossessed but the ball ricochets off a Spurs defender and nearly loops into the net over Lloris, but the keeper holds it.
Swansea much more decisive lately. The introduction of Bony seems to have helped.
And here's Soldado's confident penalty strike:
Hernandez lofts a cross over the top for Chico Flores, who's lurking at the back post, on the right side. Flores volleys his shot first-time, but Lloris saves.
Swansea starting to impose themselves a bit…
Here's the penalty decision. Did Townsend dive?
Swansea's Pablo Hernandez curls a shot wide of the post, allowing Michu's run into the box to distract a defender.
2 - Tottenham have scored penalties in consecutive PL games for the first time since November 2006 (Keane & Defoe). Rare.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 25, 2013
63 - Sub: Our first change, Sigurdsson for Dembele.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2013
Missed a change moments ago…
58 - Sub: Change for Swansea - Pozuelo for Routledge.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2013
It was a dodgy call, but Spurs are ahead. It's the second time in as many matches Soldado has scored for Spurs from the spot.
And last season Tottenham didn't draw a single penalty in the league!
Soldado converts with a confident strike to his right. No doubt there!
Townsend bursts into the box and falls over after moving close to Jonjo Shelvey. Contact is minimal, but the referee calls a penalty.
55'—TOT 0-0 SWA
Swansea counter quickly. Hernandez slips a pass through to Michu in space, but Dawson comes across to end the threat. Good defending.
Townsend collects a pass in the middle, controls on the bounce and blazes a shot over the bar.
Not far off!
52'—TOT 0-0 SWA
Another corner for Spurs, which is also cleared.
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