An emphatic and well deserved win against a poor Swansea side. They began without a recognised striker and offered no attacking threat whatsoever throughout the whole 90 minutes even after Llorente and Baston were brought on in the second half. Sigurdsson was invisible.
We were on top from the off and though it took us a while to break through, once Kane had netted from the spot after Alli was ahem, ‘tripped’ just inside the box, the result was never in doubt. There were two more goals in the next 10 minutes either side of half time, the first a fine athletic volley from Son, the second a nice piece of tidying up by Kane from 15 yards after a speedy break constructed by Eriksen, Alli and Son.
There were countless opportunities to increase our lead, it could’ve been eight easily but instead we had to make do with Eriksen scoring his second and third league goals of the season – one bounced off him and in after Flapianski saved from Alli and the other a neat finish in the last minute after Sissoko had led a break.
It was an excellent all round display with Walker and Kane particularly outstanding but it’s invidious to pick people out as everyone played well. We played with more pace than we have been doing and also with more width, thanks to Son and Walker both hugging the touchlines. It was great to see so much less stodge than against Leicester and the Hamsters.
Despite the rousing result and performance it was often a low key afternoon. The hum of the building machinery from the behind the North stand could be heard during the minute’s silence for the victims of the Chapocoense air crash and for periods during the game, the noise from the stands wasn’t much greater.
Last weekend Pochettino blamed our defeat on our lack of clinical finishing. On a day when Chelsea won by scoring with their only three shots on target we were nowhere matching them but luckily Swansea allowed us to create so many chances we could afford to be profligate. With Manchester United next up, you’ll need to read how to make guaranteed profit with this bet365 offer.
Man Utd next week, we’ll need to be less wasteful if we’re to get a result there.
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