All was looking grim for Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham Hotspur side, after a 3-2 loss at Anfield, a heavy 4-1 drubbing in Italy at the hands of Inter Milan, then quickly back into Premier League action at White Hart Lane as again the wheels looked to have not only fallen off for Spurs, but they had rolled down the hill and away from the north London outfit, losing to Fulham 0-1.

Spurs went into their game with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium needing all three points to salvage their hopes of an illustrious Champions League spot. 

Fans were right to be anxious as Swansea are no push over, and with fixtures against Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City looming. 

An early goal from Jan Vertonghen settled any Spurs nerves after only seven minutes, with an assist coming from Gareth Bale. Jan Vertonghen went on to return the favour after 21 minutes, assisting Gareth Bale in making it 0-2 to Spurs.

Although Swansea had more of the possession during the game, and Michu was able to pull a goal back after 71 minutes. This led to a nervy end for Spurs, however they were able to dig deep for the victory.

This victory could prove vital for Spurs, who with Chelsea losing 2-1 at Southampton, moved up to third place in the English Premier League table. 

Even with some difficult games ahead, it would be safe to assume that if Spurs can keep on digging deep to gain points between now and the end of the season, then a Champions League place is definitely achievable. 

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