Tottenham Hotspur edge past Swansea City in wet Wales

Tyler Owen
January 3, 2018

They have not also been turning heads in front of their fans as they are winless in their last two games at the Liberty Stadium.

Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli struck once in each half to give Tottenham Hotspur an opening Premier League win of 2018 with a 2-0 victory at Swansea City.

Sterling struck after just 38 seconds before Christian Kabasele's first-half own goal put Pep Guardiola's side in control at Eastlands.

While they have been able to grind out draws and narrow wins over the teams around them, Swansea have really struggled against the conventional big sides this season.

It was the Spain forward's first goal for Tottenham - in his first start for the club - but he appeared to be in an offside position.

Son has five goals and three assists since the start of December but Kane's record-breaking end to 2017 - in which he scored back-to-back hat tricks to finish the year as the highest scorer in elite European football - has overshadowed his teammate's fine form.

Swansea created several good chances, but Spurs killed any hopes of a revival when Dele Alli scored in the 89 minute from a swift counter-attack initiated by Kane.

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Tottenham moves above Arsenal into fifth place and sit four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool with a game in hand.

Mauricio Pochettino has said the brilliance of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has prevented winger Son Heung-min from receiving the plaudits he deserves this season.

According to our referenced source Real Madrid are preparing to offer the North London club a package, for the player said to be of the magnitude of £150 million.

Andy Carroll's stoppage-time strike sealed a vital 2-1 win for West Ham against second-bottom West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium.

Carroll followed up his opener with a dramatic victor from close-range, lifting David Moyes' side out of the bottom three.

Crystal Palace's revival under Roy Hodgson continued apace as they also came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton and pull clear of the relegation zone.

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