'Fantastic' Tottenham delight Redknapp

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Harry Redknapp praised a 'fantastic' display from his Tottenham players as they finally ended their long run without a victory in the Premier League with the defeat of Swansea on Sunday.

Spurs last registered a league win against Newcastle in February, and had endured a streak of five games without taking a maximum three points.

Redknapp's men, however, posted a morale boosting triumph last week when they beat Bolton 3-1 in the quarter-final FA Cup - the same scoreline by which they dispatched of Swansea yesterday.

Rafael van der Vaart opened the scoring at White Hart Lane, before Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised for the Swans shortly before the hour mark.

But a headed brace from Emmanuel Adebayor proved to be the difference between the two sides, and Spurs have now moved level with third placed Arsenal with 58 points from 31 games.

Spurs can also boast a gap of five points above Chelsea and Newcastle in fifth and sixth respectively, and Redknapp was delighted to see his players back to somewhere near their best against Swansea.

"I thought we were fantastic,” he told the official Spurs website. “In the first half, the players did everything we asked of them.

“We pressed them, closed them and had all the chances. They started well, first 10 minutes, but then we really got after them all over the park and broke their game up.

“If you are going to stop Swansea playing, it’s hard work. It’s the other side of the game people don’t normally associate with Tottenham."

He added: “Everyone was on their game. I thought we defended well, got good blocks in, the midfielders all closed down and pressed and Ade getting two goals as well was great for him.”

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