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Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Swansea City

By Pete OliverBBC Sport
Ryan Mason scores for Tottenham
Ryan Mason scored his first Premier League goal for Tottenham in his 20th appearance

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis needed several minutes of treatment on the pitch after collapsing during his side's defeat at Tottenham.

Gomis was carried off, having collapsed after Nacer Chadli put Spurs 1-0 up, but Swansea later said he was "fine".

Swansea equalised through Ki Sung-yeung soon after play restarted.

Ryan Mason's first league goal restored Spurs' lead in the second half and Andros Townsend made it 3-1 before Gylfi Sigurdsson set up a tense finish.

Tottenham paid tribute to Double-winning captain Dave Mackay, who died on Tuesday at the age of 80, with a minute's applause before kick-off.

And Spurs did justice to one of their greatest players with an impressive performance which got their challenge for a top-four place back on track with a first Premier League victory since beating Arsenal on 7 February.

It helped them get over the disappointment of losing Sunday's League Cup final to Chelsea and going out of the Europa League to Fiorentina at the last-16 stage last week.

The result prevented Swansea recording a third successive win and continued their terrible record at White Hart Lane where they have never won a league game in 16 attempts.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scores for Swansea
Gylfi Sigurdsson scored 13 goals in two seasons with Tottenham

Garry Monk's side is chasing a highest ever Premier League point tally of 47 but were badly hindered by losing Gomis in worrying circumstances.

Chadli had just volleyed Tottenham ahead after seven minutes from Danny Rose's fine cross when the striker, 29, collapsed.

The France international has a history of fainting and received oxygen and four minutes of attention before going off on a stretcher in a conscious state.

A number of players were visibly upset but despite seeing their attacking strength greatly depleted Swansea equalised after 19 minutes.

A free-kick from former Tottenham midfielder Sigurdsson came back off the post and after Spurs failed to clear, Neil Taylor played in Ki to slip the ball through the legs of Hugo Lloris from a tight angle.

The Swans started the second half impressively with Jonjo Shelvey forcing Lloris into a save with a long-range effort before Tottenham took control.

Mason, 23, continued his impressive season when he burst into the box following a strong run from Christian Eriksen to thump a right-footed shot past Lukasz Fabianski and put Tottenham back in front.

Spurs showed big character - Pochettino

When England international Townsend then capped a swift counter-attack with a superb solo effort, cutting in to slot home his seventh goal of the season, with half-an-hour to go, Mauricio Pochettino's side looked set to go on and add to their tally.

But Swansea hit back late on with Sigurdsson volleying home his 11th goal of the season with a minute to go.

And it took an outstanding save from Lloris in injury time to keep out a header from Federico Fernandez to prevent the visitors from taking their first point at Tottenham since 1930.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino:

"I'm happy for the players because they deserve this victory. It was a very important three points for us, I'm happy for the performance, it was fantastic.

It was scary, but Gomis is fine - Monk

"It was 3-2 but we shoot many times and had more than 60 per cent possession - only in the last minute did we put risk in the game.

"We were lucky to have a big save from Hugo - one of the best 'keepers in world."

Swansea boss Garry Monk: In the first half we played really well. Had a few chances and there were a couple of close offside decisions, which, had they gone our way, we would have had further chances to score.

"In the second half we conceded two goals following mistakes, which set us back a bit. But we got that late goal and nearly scored an equaliser. That's how quickly things can change in football."

Former Tottenham players pay tribute to Dave Mackay
Former Tottenham players led a minute's applause in memory of club legend Dave Mackay
Nacer Chadli scores for Tottenham
Nacer Chadli scored his first Premier League goal since New Year's Day
Bafetimbi Gomis is stretchered off
Bafetimbi Gomis was treated for four minutes after collapsing on the pitch before being carried off
Ki Sung-yueng celebrates scoring at Tottenham
Ki Sung-yueng has scored three times in five Premier League games



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Walker
  • 15DierBooked at 62mins
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3RoseSubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
  • 42Bentaleb
  • 38Mason
  • 17TownsendSubstituted forDembéléat 64'minutes
  • 23Eriksen
  • 22Chadli
  • 18KaneSubstituted forSoldadoat 76'minutes


  • 6Chiriches
  • 8Paulinho
  • 9Soldado
  • 11Lamela
  • 13Vorm
  • 19Dembélé
  • 33Davies


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Fabianski
  • 26Naughton
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 24Cork
  • 8ShelveySubstituted forMonteroat 73'minutes
  • 23G Sigurdsson
  • 18GomisSubstituted forOliveiraat 12'minutes
  • 15Routledge


  • 2Amat
  • 7Britton
  • 11Emnes
  • 17Oliveira
  • 20Montero
  • 22Rangel
  • 25Tremmel
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, Swansea City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, Swansea City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Federico Fernández (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Federico Fernández (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Christian Eriksen.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

  8. Post update

    Jack Cork (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, Swansea City 2. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Naughton (Swansea City).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur).

  13. Post update

    Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).

  15. Post update

    Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies replaces Danny Rose.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

  20. Post update

    Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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