Who earned their Tottenham ‘Spurs’ in the win at Swansea as Spurs go into the record books with their fifth consecutive away win in the league? It’s the first time the club has achieved that in the Premier League era.
Which Tottenham players deserved credit for their performance at Swansea as Spurs took their total of points in the last 6 games to 16? It was a good team display by Spurs who worked hard to restrict Swansea’s passing game. Tim Sherwood had changed the system to play with five in midfield which was very effective in denying Swansea the space and time to pass as accurately as they would normally do. Spurs then counter-attacked swiftly, catching out the home defence on a number of occasions. If Spurs had been more accurate with their final pass and cross they could have had a more convincing win.
- Emmanuel Adebayor continued his good form since returning to the team with two goals and a good all-round display. He worked hard and frequently came back into his own half to win the ball and set up Spurs to break quickly.
- Christian Eriksen has been having an increasing influence in the Spurs team in recent games and again played his part with the ‘assist’ or the opening goal with a cross into the area.
- Vlad Cririches worked tirelessly in defence against the main source of threat from Swansea, Wilfried Bony.
- Nabil Bentaleb was again very composed in his performance playing with confidence. He worked hard to deny Swansea but also showed a good range so passing ability with one pass in particular in the first half which released Kyle Walker on the right.
- Aaron Lennon put in a good performance for the team. He covered back in defence and was alert to any forward threat from Swansea when Kyle Walker upfield. He still had time to get forward himself and pose a threat.