Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Swansea City: Spurs battle back to stay two points behind Leicester
- Paloschi gets first Swans goal
- Chadli and Rose counter
- Spurs stay within win of Foxes
- Swans still in relegation battle
Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose scored second-half goals to give Tottenham Hotspur a deserved 2-1 win over Swansea City at White Hart Lane on Sunday.View post
Spurs trail Leicester City by two points for the Premier League’s top place.
Alberto Paloschi scored early for Swansea, which remains just a trio of points clear of the Premier League drop zone.
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Spurs came close in the 5th minute, when Erik Lamela touched Danny Rose’s pass over the cross bar.
The ball stayed mainly in the Swansea end, and Christian Eriksen played Harry Kane for an in-tight shot that Lukasz Fabianski saved.
Paloschi broke through for the game’s first goal, his premier finish as a Swansea striker. The ex-Chievo man was quick to a deflected cross and turned the ball past Hugo Lloris to make it 1-0.
Spurs had a few chances to equalize before half, and Eric Dier hit a Rose cross right at a splayed Fabianski.[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]
7 - Alberto Paloschi is only the seventh different player to score in the Premier League for Swansea City this season (excl. OG’s). Opener.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 28, 2016
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Spurs continued their assault as the second half began, and Eriksen whipped a free kick off the near post.
On another occasion, the goal decision system saw Spurs get the ball more than halfway over the goal line. It appeared to be that kind of day.
Only it wasn’t. Chadli redirected a low Kyle Walker drive past Fabianski, and Rose bounced a left-footed shot home in the 78th minute to give Tottenham its first lead of the day.