Tottenham beat Swansea, secure 'home' FA Cup SF at Wembley

Jordan Ayew misses Swansea's first FA Cup quarter-final for 54 years through suspension

Spurs dominated the game and got their second goal of the match just before the half-time whistle when Erik Lamela netting from the edge of the area. We know they were more used to the bigger stages, they don't need the ball as much'.

But, on this evidence, Spurs have a real shot at winning the first trophy of Pochettino's four-year reign and their first since the 2008 League Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (R) celebrates scoring their third goal with Tottenham Hotspur's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura (L) during the English FA Cup quarter-final football match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on March 17, 2018.

Swansea had won seven straight games at the Liberty Stadium since losing to Tottenham in the league at the start of January.

Top scorer Kane faces several weeks out after injuring his ankle in the Premier League win at Bournemouth last week but Spurs hardly missed the England man as they strolled to victory.

It will be interesting to see what Mauricio Pochettino does with his forward line in Harry Kane's absence, and if Fernando Llorente comes into the starting line-up, because he has not made much of an impact this season. I said before [that] to achieve something, we must be at our best and they must be not so good.




Son Heung-min then had an second chalked off for offside, after referral to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) while the impressive Eriksen also struck the bar as the visitors pushed to extend their advantage.

Tottenham took control after Eriksen's brilliant curled effort and, with Swansea so passive and the Dane seemingly at the centre of everything, Spurs enjoyed an extraordinary amount of possession.

Spurs continued to dominate possession and, with Lucas Moura offering pace and trickery on the right, Lamela zipping about with goal and Eriksen pulling strings, every time they went forward Spurs looked like they had real intent about them.

The home side's only chance came just after halftime when Tottenham's former Swansea keeper Michel Vorm made a fine double save to deny Martin Olsson and Tammy Abraham.

The final half-hour was played out amid an air of crushing inevitability, with the two sides left to consider very different priorities during the final months of the season.

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