Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley woes continued as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. It’s now three Premier League at their new home that Tottenham have failed to win. Losing to Chelsea was no disgrace, but dropping crucial points against Burnley and now Swansea is not title winning form.
Spurs enjoyed dominace all through but failed toconvert any of their chances with forward Harry Kane going closest when he rattled the crossbar in the second half. Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min were wasteful for Mauricio Pochettino’s side that enjoyed 75 percent of possession and had 26 attempts but were unable to break down the resolute visitors.
Even Kane, who was once again in form of his life after a forgettable August, could not find a way through. Spurs defender Serge Aurier was booked for diving, despite appearing to be clipped as he raced into the box while Kieran Trippier blazed a fierce shot narrowly wide late on.
Tottenham were bidding to set a new club record of scoring in 30 consecutive Premier League home games. There was still time to do but they were finding the Welsh side increasingly stubborn and well drilled. Federico Fernandez, the Swansea captain, did well to turn Son’s cross over his crossbar. From the resulting corner, Kieran Tripper drove wide to ensure that Spurs has now failed to score a first half goal in all three of their home league games this season.
Despite the game almost entirely being played out in Swansea’s half, Fabianksi had been rarely troubled before Kane drove inches past his right-hand post from distance.With Trippier whistling a shot just wide and Serge Aurier dragging his effort the wrong side of the post deep into injury-time, it only summed up what the fans had seen before.
Victory would have lifted last season’s runners-up to third but they sit fifth with eight points after five games. Swansea, in 14th, have five points after another encouraging performance.