Christian Eriksen strikes late again as Tottenham beat Swansea

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Tottenham left it late before overcoming Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium in a game the home side will feel they should have won.

Mauricio Pochettino's men lost in Istanbul against Besiktas on Thursday night and have a poor record in league games after matches in the Europa League, but showed no sign of weariness as they pressed early and Harry Kane towered about Angel Rangel to nod home Christian Eriksen's corner in the fourth minute of the game.

Fast start 

Swansea tore straight into the game, with Wilfried Bony finding plenty of space between and behind the Tottenham centre backs, testing French skipper Hugo Lloris with a stinging 20-yard shot, before having efforts blocked and a superb Ben Davies stopping the big Ivorian as he strode into the penalty box.

Bony was not to be stopped however, and three minutes into the second half he fired in the equaliser at the second attempt after former Spur Wayne Routledge crossed and Bony's first effort hit Federico Fazio and rebounded back the striker.

Swansea were on top as the rain lashed down but despite causing several uneasy moments for the visitors back line, Lloris did not have to actually make a save as Spurs repelled shots and corners time after time.

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Late winner 

Pochettino made changes which led to Eriksen taking a more central position and the Dane showed his quality as the game moved towards the ninety minute mark. His first effort was well saved by Gerhard Tremmel but Jazz Richards dallied on the ball and, udner pressure from Kane, hit his clearance straight to ex-Swan Ben Davies. The Welshman played the ball straight to Eriksen, who struck the winner inside Tremmel's near post.

The result extended Swansea's winless run against Tottenham into a 33rd year, while the North London club made it 12 points from a possible 24 after European games.

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