VIDEO: Swansea City 1 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur [Premier League] Highlights 2016/17
Tottenham kept their Premier League title hopes alive as three late goals saw them snatch a 3-1 victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.
A first-half goal against his former club for Wayne Routledge had looked set to seal what would have been an important victory for Paul Clement’s side in their battle to avoid relegation, only for Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen to turn things around at the death.
Spurs, still missing Harry Kane and Danny Rose and without Hugo Lloris and Victor Wanyama due to illness and injury respectively, dominated the ball in south Wales but struggled to create many openings against a Swansea side who had won only one of their last five league games.
Routledge fired past former Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm after 11 minutes and the home side’s lead looked relatively untroubled, despite them having just 27 per cent of the possession against a Spurs side on a five-game winning run in all competitions.
Spurs kept up the pressure in the second half, though, and their efforts eventually paid off when Alli tapped in after Eriksen’s shot was deflected into his path through a crowded penalty area.
And Mauricio Pochettino’s side ensured the gap to leaders Chelsea, who beat Manchester City 2-1, will stay at seven points thanks to goals from Son and Eriksen in injury time, as Swansea drop into the bottom three.