Tottenham must be more clinical if they are to win the Premier League title

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With Tottenham preparing to face old foes, West Ham, in their second match of this epic Premier League week, Mauricio Pochettino is most probably focusing his training on rest and recovery.

Yet having watched his side pepper Swansea's goal on Sunday, and still only win by one, he may want to consider fitting in some extra finishing practice.

On Sunday, Spurs had 34 shots on goal to Swansea's ten. Fourteen of the north London's side chances were on target.


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Ex-Arsenal stopper Lukasz Fabianski was deservedly named the man of the match, with some impressive saves, but at the other end, Hugo Lloris also prevented Swansea stealing a point with some great reflexes.

Of course, when a keeper has 'one of those days', there's not a lot you can do. But in recent weeks, there have been some gilt-edged chances which Tottenham really should have put away.

Roll back to Spurs' FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace, which they lost by a single goal to none. They had 19 attempts to Palace's ten, one of those being a header from four yards out that went over the bar from youngster Josh Onomah. This was seconds after Dele Alli hit his diving header straight into the defender on the line.

Even on Sunday, the early chance which fell to Erik Lamela perhaps should have been converted. While Harry Kane's near post effort, would have normally hit the target.

In recent weeks, Tottenham have dominated games - averaging 14 shots per game. If they can be a little more clinical, it will certainly calm the nerves of all those involved with the club.

Though whilst Spurs continue to win, many supporters won't care how many shots are created, as long as one goes in.

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