It was the same verse, second time for Tottenham as another Roberto Soldado penalty conversion led them to a 1-0 win, this time over Swansea City at White Hart Lane. Tottenham were firmly in control of the match from start to finish, despite being unable to hold down the majority of the possession, they were able to give the Swansea defense and keeper Michel Vorm a good run around on the day. Spurs had chances galore in the opening 45 to take the lead, coming closest with Paulinho who had multiple chances both denied by Vorm and others that just skimmed over the top of goal. Swansea were on the back foot for most of the opening half and had only a few chances at the goal of Hugo Lloris, with their best effort coming through Michu who was through on goal before being whistled back for an offside call. The first half would come to be ruled by controversy though as Tottenham were denied a (what appeared to be clear) late penalty call after Jonjo Shelvey clumsily brought down Andros Townsend just inside the penalty area. Neil Swarbrick and his linesman appeared to have other ideas though, and they only gave Spurs a free kick on the edge of the area instead, which went by the wayside harmlessly. The second half proved to be a bit more evenly contested, but again it was a penalty kick that stole the headlines. The incident involved Shelvey and Townsend yet again but this time it appeared as though Townsend took a dive in the box. Swarbrick curiously decided to give the penalty this time around though in a possible make-up call for Tottenham, but Soldado couldn’t care less as he easily scored his second goal and penalty for Tottenham in the 58th minute. Spurs withstood a couple late attacking efforts from Swansea and Michu (who other than that was rather non-existent) and held on for the 1-0 win.
Next Matches: Tottenham at Arsenal Swansea City at West Bromwich AlbionStat of Match: Shots Tottenham Hotspur: 9 Swansea City: 3