Spurs beat Swansea to get 'home' FA Cup semifinal at Wembley

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

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

Unfortunately, today's lacklustre performance would suggest that the Swansea players were content with "easy listening" music, such was their lack of urgency, intent and energy - particularly when they barely made a challenge to stop Erik Lamela prancing past them before curling in Tottenham's second goal.

Eriksen almost doubled Spurs' lead with another spectacular effort on 37 minutes but goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt produced a superb save to push the effort onto the crossbar.

The eight-time winners have lost seven successive semi-finals and have not tasted FA Cup glory for 27 years, the days of Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker, but they will be dreaming now, especially as they are so familiar with Wembley.

DF Jan Vertonghen, 7 - After a couple of games in which he has looked less comfortable than we have come to expect, the Belgian worldwide looked to be right back on his game. Toby Alderweireld also remains sidelined for the North Londoners while Dele Alli and Danny Rose are also doubtful and will undergo late fitness tests before the game.

Davinson Sanchez, Jan Vertonghen and Ben Davies are all recalled to the defence in a very strong starting XI for Pochettino, while Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Son make up a very attacking front line. When Argentina arrived in Japan (2002 World Cup), I think we were first in the Federation Internationale de Football Association classifications but we didn't arrive in the best form and were out in the group stage.

"We have to prepare for our next game, we have days to rest a little and breathe a little, some players will go to their national teams but we believe we will be back at our level again in the Premier games".

The hosts rallied after the break and visiting keeper Michel Vorm had to be at his best against his former side to keep out efforts from Martin Olsson and Tammy Abraham.

Swansea just didn't seem up for this one and that was disappointing.

In between Eriksen's sumptuous opener and Lamela's terrific effort on the stroke of half-time, Eriksen thundered the bar, Lucas missed from six yards and Eric Dier flashed a free header over the bar, while the video assistant also denied Tottenham what they thought was a legitimate goal.

Spurs fans were not happy with the inclusion of Moussa Sissoko. Didn't slow the game down or look to pass the ball sideways as he so often does. Had one shot on goal that went well wide.

And Pochettino was pleased with this side's display but he didn't want to talk about another VAR incident.

Spurs soon began to get on top again though, and came close to a third when Eriksen's cross was deflected behind for a corner. Scored with a sublime finish from an Eriksen through ball only for the goal to be incorrectly ruled out for the tightest of offsides.

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