Lloris 6; Vertonghen 6, Sanchez 7, Alderweireld 6,Trippier 6; Sissoko 6 (Aurier (63rd) 5), Dier 6, Eriksen 7, Son 7 (Llorente (74th) 5); Alli 6, Kane 6 with little room to work any real openings.
Most of those they did get came from Christian Eriksen – but for all their overall control Spurs found it hard to prise open Swansea’s packed, well-drilled and determined defence.
Little was seen of Alli, while Kane had a hard time against defenders not scared to put in a tackle or two.
Alli worked hard and battled for the cause but he has got to produce much more in bread-and-butter Premier League games to live up to the current talk of him being world class.
Fabianski dived full-length to keep out Jan Vertonghen’s long-range effort on the half-time whistle and he also palmed out Son’s effort in the 57th minute. And when Moussa Sissoko got to the rebound he crossed only for Kane to hit the bar from eight yards out.
And the keeper again came to Swansea’s rescue when he saved a close range header from Kane in the 66th minute.
Fabianski 8; Van Der Hoorn 6 (Routledge 85th), Fernandez 6, Mawson 6, Olsson
6; Naughton 6, Clucas 6, Carroll 6, Sanches 6 (Fer
(58th) 5); Ayew 5, Abraham 5 (Bony (72nd) 5) Lukasz Fabianski M Dean Barnsley, Sept 19 (H) Reading, Sept 19 (A)
TOTTENHAM: SWANSEA: STAR MAN:
REF: Tottenham’s next game: Swansea’s next game: ■
DEL HELL: Alli tangles with Sanches and Naughton