Eriksen Scores Brace As Spurs Reach Semi Finals

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
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18 March, 2018

Carlos Carvalhal has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur deserved to win against Swansea City in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at the Liberty Stadium. "I feel so sorry for the people trying to use that system".

Spurs are without a title of any kind since they won the League Cup in 2008, although Pochettino has taken them to a runners-up finish in the Premier League.

"I'm in a very good place, but not sure it's the best I've been", he told BT Sport.

Spurs had also seen VAR dominate proceedings in the fifth-round replay against Rochdale, with Pochettino equally critical of several stoppages in the first half of their 6-1 win. Jurgen Klopp has few options other than his forward line of three, though when Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are as effective as they are, against all types of defences, then only a major injury crisis would prompt a re-think.

Dele Alli and Danny Rose will face late fitness tests ahead of Tottenham's FA Cup quarter-final at Swansea this afternoon.

Danish midfielder Eriksen produced a classy performance, giving Spurs the lead with an exquisite 11th-minute opener and finishing off the hosts just past the hour.

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "Every game has been tough, just look at Newport and Rochdale, we needed replays to go through".

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in the 11 minute when he rifled a shot past Kristoffer Nordfeldt, having been offered the space by the opposition defenders. He pulled the his pass back and Eriksen drove home.

Tottenham's second goal was not dissimilar and this time it was Lamela who did the damage.

Once again, Swansea were chasing shadows and when Sissoko played in Lamela the Argentinian skipped past Tom Carroll and calmly passed the ball into the corner of the goal before Nordfeldt had time to move.

"Of course, it'll be weird, because as you say it's our home stadium in the FA Cup, so it won't only be our fans in the stadium". "But after a storm there will be good weather".


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