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Reflections On Tottenham's Win At Swansea: Moments Of Good Fortune


A delighted Tim Sherwood [Photo: Alan Hill]

A delighted Tim Sherwood [Photo: Alan Hill]

Reflecting on Tottenham’s comfortable win at Swansea, there were moments of good fortune for Spurs before Emmanuel Adebayor set us on our way.

Reflections on the Swansea Game

It’s Monday morning, the day after the night before and I’ve had a chance to reflect on the Swansea game. Logan published a full report shortly after the match. Here are my thoughts on the significant moments.

Team News: Sherwood dropped Soldado to the bench. Packing the midfield on paper, Adebayor on his own up front.

As you might expect, as the home team, Swansea started strongly and dominated the first 10 minutes.

Narrow escape as Bony's shot hits the bar. [photo: Alan Hill]

Narrow escape as Bony’s shot hits the bar. [photo: Alan Hill]

It could have been so different if this shot from Bony had not smashed into the bar and out again.

Penalty! [Photo: Alan Hill]

Penalty! [Photo: Alan Hill]

Then Dawson was lucky to get a away with this nudge in Bony’s back as he went for a header in the area.

Spurs first goal was against the run of play. Tim Sherwood’s reaction said it all as his prodigal selection came good again. From that moment on we dominated the game. It was like men against boys. Adebayor powering in a header from a cross at the end of a slick move down the right.

Adebayor scores the first [Photo: Alan Hill]

Adebayor scores the first [Photo: Alan Hill]

Qwn Goal [Photo: Alan Hill]

Qwn Goal [Photo: Alan Hill]

Tottenham wound up the pressure and Chico Flores could not prevent himself from turning a Walker cross into his own net.

Spurs continued to dominate and we had already spurned one chance when Dembele shot selfishly with Adebayor clear in space and onside. Adebayor was NOT happy.

Mousa Dembele shoots past [Photo: Alan Hill]

Mousa Dembele shoots past [Photo: Alan Hill]

A not very pleased Adebayor [Photo: Alan Hill]

A not very pleased Adebayor [Photo: Alan Hill]

His mood changed a minute later when Danny Rose did lay the ball off to him in space. He took his time and slotted it home.

Although Swansea pulled one back through Bony when they made a rare direct long forward pass, Spurs were never in any real trouble. It was one of our best performances of the season finishing up a comfortable 3 – 1 victory.

3 - 0 Adebayor's second [Photo: Alan Hill]

3 – 0 Adebayor’s second [Photo: Alan Hill]

Adebayor shows Dembele how to do it! [Photo: Alan Hill]

Adebayor shows Dembele how to do it! [Photo: Alan Hill]

COYS!

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