01/04/2012 15:00 v Tottenham

29th May 2018
First team

Emmanuel Adebayor’s double saw Tottenham Hotspur condemn the Swans to a 3-1 defeat at White Hart Lane.

The Swans had lost each of their previous 10 away league fixtures against Spurs and they fell behind in the 19th minute.

Gareth Bale’s cross towards Adebayor was blocked by Ashley Williams, but Rafael van der Vaart pounced on the loose ball to put the hosts in front.

Harry Redknapp’s side continued to threaten in the first half with Younes Kaboul drawing a fine save out of Michel Vorm while Bale fired over, and Luka Modric was off target with a header.

However, the Swans responded well after the break as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s stunning strike was somehow tipped onto the post by Brad Friedel.

But there was no denying the Icelandic midfielder in the 59th minute when he fired into the corner after Joe Allen’s initial shot had been blocked.

Back came Spurs, though, and having gone close earlier on, Adebayor headed them back in front when he guided home van der Vaart’s 73rd-minute cross.

The striker grabbed his second with another header four minutes from time, with Aaron Lennon the provider on this occasion.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Brad Friedel, Kyle Walker, William Gallas, Younes Kaboul, Benoit Assou-Ekoto (Danny Rose, 88), Luka Modric, Scott Parker, Sandro (Aaron Lennon, 71), Rafael van der Vaart (Jake Livermore, 85), Emmanuel Adebayor, Gareth Bale.

SUBS NOT USED: Carlo Cudicini, Ryan Nelsen, Jermain Defoe, Louis Saha.

SWANS: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Neil Taylor, Joe Allen (Mark Gower, 90), Leon Britton, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge (Nathan Dyer, 71), Danny Graham (Luke Moore, 79), Scott Sinclair.

SUBS NOT USED: Gerhard Tremmel, Alan Tate, Josh McEachran, Leroy Lita.