Advantage of Saturday’s Arsenal staggering (2-1 defeat at QPR’s – video) on the best way take its biggest rivals to win the third place, the last which lead directly into the Champions League.
After yesterday, Chelsea won 4-2 at Aston Villa (Full match video), Tottenham at White Hart Lane beated Swansea City 3-1 and tied up with Arsenal. Now both teams are on 58 points but Arsenal has a slightly better goal-difference.
Two goals in the 17th victory this season,for Spurs Emmanuel Adebayor scored, and one added Rafael Van der Vaart.
It happened in the 19 minute when Modric with deep pass ball found Gareth Bale,who from the left side drops ball in penalty box,but Ashley Williams cleared his cross straight into the path of Van der Vaart, who finished well from some 14 meters with great shot.It was his 9 goal this season.
To 1-1 in the 59th minute tied up Gyfli Sigurdsson with a long-range shot from 18 meters. It was an Icelander sixth Premier League goal this season since he arrived on loan from Hoffenheim.
And when it seemed that Swansea could at least to the point, to the scene came Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor. He scored in the 73rd minutes from corner which took Van der Vaart , while at 86th minute scored again on the assistance of Aaron Lennon. They were his 12th and 13 goal this season.
Redknapp: Now we must not screw up
“We must keep winning, we must not stumble anywhere. We face tough matches, but that is so,” said Redknapp.
“Arsenal have lost and we are glad because we have a chance to overtake them,” says Bale.
Highlights: Tottenham – Swansea City 3:1 (Van der Vaart 19, Adebayor 73, 86 / Sigurdsson 59)