F Llorente (12),D Alli (89)
Swansea vs Tottenham
7:45pm Tuesday 2nd January
The Liberty Stadium
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SWANSEA 0-2 SPURS
Spurs begin 2018 with victory, while Swansea remain bottom... Both goals came in fortunate circumstances, with Fernando Llorente offside for the opener, while Dele Alli was lucky to have met the rebound of his own poor effort.
But do you care if you're a Spurs fan? Of course not. But there will be concern among the Swansea faithful as they fall to a defeat in their first home game under Carlos Carvalhal.
90+2: Into the final minute of three added on. Spurs just passing it round now.
GOAL! SWANSEA 0-2 SPURS (Alli, 89)
Kane the creator! He holds it up near the touchline before finding Alli with a peach of a ball inside the area.
There's more than a hint of fortune for Alli as his poor first effort is saved by Fabianski, but it falls kindly for Alli once more to stab it in.
SWANSEA 0-1 SPURS
88: NO PENALTY! Son goes down in the Swansea box, but referee Bobby Madley isn't interested. Replays show Fernandez poking out a right leg, but Son goes down too easily - not a natural movement even though Fernandez's dangling leg was there to trip over.
86: What an impact Narsingh has had since coming on for Swansea, he's just looking to make something happen every time he gets the ball and this time he wins a corner.
It's a teasing low ball in from Sanches, but Spurs just about clear the danger.
85: CHANCE! Narsingh's effort deflects off Davies and Swansea have a corner... The ball is only half-cleared to Olsson on the edge of the box, but he sends his effort wide. Nervy times now for Spurs!
82: And now the corner flag is down and needs some treatment. This weather is doing all sorts I tell ya.
79: INCHES WIDE! Or even millimetres... The cross comes in and Son opts for the first-time volley - it just evades the far post to the relief of the home fans.
Swansea's last sub sees Wayne Routledge on for Carroll.
77: Moussa Sissoko has come on to replace Lamela as Spurs' third and final sub.
75: Just 15 minutes to go and Spurs are being made to work hard for the three points now. Swansea just need a slice of luck to go their way it seems.
73: Dyer heads off for Swansea, with Oliver McBurnie coming on to replace him.
"It has turned into a contest now," says Alan Smith.
71: HUGE CHANCE! Ayew is in an offside position when he receives the ball but he continues to bear down on goal. He then sidesteps Lloris and appears to have the simple task of tapping it in, but Davies makes a vital interception before Sanchez puts it out for a corner.
OFF THE BAR! Van der Hoorn meets the corner but heads against the crossbar!
69: JUST WIDE! Dier's ball from his own half is a delightful one and there is Alli to meet it in the Swansea box, but he can only head it wide! Alli is incensed as he wants a penalty, and it did look as though Van der Hoorn had his hands over the midfielder.
67: Just what Swansea do not want to see. Harry Kane is readying himself on the sidelines - given the conditions out there, it won't help his cold!
And here he comes, replacing Llorente, who receives applause from all corners of the ground.
65: SAVE! From nothing Narsingh is bearing down on goal but he's at a narrow angle and shoots straight at Lloris.
64: Yet another foul and it's another chance for Eriksen to cross one in. He puts some power on the delivery and Fabianski does well to punch it away.
Lamela then gets a yellow for a high foot. It's about 10 times softer than Sanchez's earlier tackle.
62: SAVE! It's a narrow angle for Eriksen to shoot from, but that he does, and it's a simple parry away for Fabianski.
61: Van der Hoorn the latest to put in a dangerous tackle, and again Madley's cards stay in his pocket. It's just outside the corner of the area, and Eriksen will look to send in another pearler...
60: And that's Sanchez's evening over! But not because he has been sent off, but because Victor Wanyama has wisely been brought on to replace him.
It's Wanyama's first appearance since August - welcome back Victor.
58: The replays only highlight how lucky Sanchez is. Carvalhal cannot quite believe it on the sidelines, that would have given his Swansea side the boost they needed.
56: JUST A WARNING! It's an awfully late tackle from Sanchez on Olsson, and with the Spurs defender already on a booking, he is very, very lucky to escape a second yellow.
53: Angel Rangel can play no more. It was a surprise to see him start and the 35-year-old is unable to continue, though it's not clear why - it does look like some sort of injury.
Luciano Narsingh comes off the bench. "Do what you did against Watford," will be Carvalhal's advice.
51: Now it's Alli's turn to try his luck from distance, and his effort deflects over for a corner. Trippier goes over to take, but Mawson is there to head away.
49: WIDE! Something for the home faithful to get excited about as Dyer looks to counter for Swansea, but after cutting onto his right, it's a poor effort which sails harmlessly wide of the far post.
47: No change in personnel from Swansea at half-time, and Alan Smith points out on the gantry that a change in attitude is needed as well...
SECOND HALF! We are back under way at the Liberty Stadium, and yep, it's still pouring down out there.
SOUNESS IN THE STUDIO
“How the linesman doesn’t see this… When we see a different
angle on it we can see the linesman is looking right along the line. That’s got
to be offside. You can understand why the Swansea manager is upset. These are
things as a manager that drive you mad. It’s a simple decision.
"They should be surrounding the linesman or the referee
complaining. That’s a worrying sign. I hope I’m wrong but that’s telling me
that they are a wee bit demoralised and they're not going to challenge anything.
Those lads look like they have had the stuffing kicked out of them.”
Swansea are 40/1 to win this game having offered little in the first half. It's 13/2 that Son scores next and 3/1 that Llorente completes a brace, while Eriksen to score from outside the area is 11/1.
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And there's the half-time whistle! A controversial goal for Spurs, with Llorente heading in from an offside position against his old club, but as it stands that is the difference between the two sides at a very wet Liberty Stadium.
45: Just the one minute added on...
44: CLOSE! Carroll sends in a great corner and Lloris can only half-clear the ball before another cross comes in, but again he deals with it by punching away. Good end to the half from Swansea.
42: OVER! Free-kick for Spurs and Eriksen whips in another dangerous ball. Llorente opts to go with his leg instead of his head and he can only poke it over the bar. Dier was ready in waiting too behind the Spaniard.
40: WIDE! Little warning sign for Tottenham as a cross skips through to Olsson, but from the edge of the area he can only slice his attempt wide of the near post.
38: Good ol' 50-50 challenge as Trippier and Carroll make the most of the rain when both sliding in to reach the ball. Trippier gets there first before the two collide at speed on the ground, but it's mere pleasantries with the former Spurs man as they get back up and on with the game!
36: Spurs just kill off that smidgen of momentum Swansea gained by playing it around the back. Chances few and far between in this match.
34: You can hear Ayew's scream from England as he goes down under a heavy challenge from Dier, but he gets straight up to protest to the referee. No booking, though.
Better from Swansea in the past few minutes, but Sanchez is there to head away Angel Rangel's cross.
32: Sanchez sees yellow for a foul off the ball on Olsson, and it hands Swansea a free-kick 20 yards out - Fernandez throwing his weight around too in the Spurs wall which Alli is not enjoying...
OVER! Sanches standing over it... but it's a couple of yards over the bar.
MAKING A POINT
But whatever has been said, it hasn't got through to his players yet. A very poor opening half-hour from the hosts.
29: Again the Swansea defence are looking for offside as Llorente almost gets on the end of an Eriksen cross, but he was actually on this time too. May as well change this blog to Llorente watch LIVE!
HANDS UP WHO SCORED
A giant hand of apology from Llorente. It was from another header too - seven of his last nine Premier League goals have been with his noggin.
24: Swansea have barely been out of their half all game. The stats will tell you it's 72% possession for Spurs, while just 11% of the action has happened in Spurs' own third.
OLD STOMPING GROUND
22: The irony... This time Llorente is flagged for offside when seemingly through on goal, though replays suggest he was actually on. Can hardly call that evening things up, mind...
20: It remains all Spurs. Fabianski is forced to boot away a low cross before Alli trickles a shot well wide moments later. Swansea just lacking inspiration at the moment, and the crowd have been quietened by Spurs' fast start.
JOY FOR LLORENTE
How long are his arms?!
17: No real Swansea response after going a goal down. Spurs in control of this one, dominating possession.
Swansea are as big as 25/1 for three points after that early blow courtesy of their former striker. They turned things around against Watford, can they do the same here?
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WATCH: LLORENTE GOAL
They say you struggle for luck when you're down in the doldrums, and Swansea have got it all to do now. See Llorente's controversial opener below...
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