PREVIEW: Swans v Spurs
19th January 2014
The Swans target a first Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at the Liberty (1.30pm).
The Swans are yet to beat Spurs in the Premier League, with just one draw from five matches against the London club.
Michael Laudrup's side are also looking for their first three-pointer since the 3-0 win over Newcastle last month, but they face a Spurs side that have hit top form under Tim Sherwood.
Spurs have won their last four matches on the road in the league, while they are unbeaten in their last five - winning four and drawing one.
It is a run of form which has seen the club trail fourth-placed Liverpool by just two points.
Last time out, Spurs claimed a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane thanks to Roberto Soldado's 58th minute penalty in what was the second league fixture of the campaign.
Swansea are without Michel Vorm, Jonathan de Guzman and Michu although Dwight Tiendalli and Roland Lamah have returned from injury. Nathan Dyer and Pablo Hernandez have an outside chance of featuring.
Meanwhile, Sandro is expected to be available after missing the last month through injury while England international Andros Townsend could be in contention after he scored for the club's Under-21s on his return from a hamstring injury.
WHAT THEY SAID
Swans boss Michael Laudrup:"We need a win. I can't complain about the performances or attitude. We have had the chances to win, but we just haven't taken them.
"We have to keep doing what we are doing but focus on winning games.
"The game on Sunday isn't against a direct opponent, but it is at home. And no disrespect to Spurs, but I believe they are beatable and we can win this game.
Tottenham Hotspur keeper Hugo Lloris: "It's always difficult to play against Swansea and we know they're capable of getting some good results against big teams.
"They play some really good football and if we are not focussed on the game and if we don't play at 100 per cent, it will be very difficult."
The Swans' last league victory over Tottenham was in 1982 when they won 2-1 thanks to goals from Max Thompson and Bob Latchford.
Of the bottom 11 clubs in the Premier League, the Swans have scored the most goals (30).
Hugo Lloris has kept nine clean sheets this season, which is the joint-highest tally in the Premier League this season.
Defender Michael Dawson is Tottenham's only ever-present player in the league this season.
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