FA Cup match report Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur 17 March 2018

Tottenham and Swansea will go head to head for a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup

Tottenham and Swansea will go head to head for a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup

Christian Eriksen scored twice as Tottenham booked their place in the semi finals of the FA Cup with a 3-0 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino's side registered 24 attempts on goal compared with Swansea's three, enjoyed 75% of possession and had the game wrapped up with the best part of half an hour remaining when Eriksen scored his second.

"A lot of people see me and ask me if he [Jordan] played a key role in getting me come back to Swansea and I say no", Andre told The Independent.

The victory raised Tottenham's hopes of a first trophy since they won the League Cup in 2008.

It also provides the chance for Pochettino and his squad to take further steps in proving their mentality following what criticism they received in the wake of surrendering to Juventus and falling repeatedly in the final straight during the last two title races and last season's FA Cup.

Angel Rangel, Leroy Fer, Renato Sanches, Leon Britton and Wilfried Bony are all ruled out of the historic encounter on Saturday.

This is Swansea's first appearance in the FA Cup quarter-finals since 1964 (when they were known as Swansea Town) - they reached the semi-final that year, eliminating Liverpool in the quarter-final. What is important is that everyone is available to play and the team is not affected by the names.

For Swansea the challenge is to stay in the Premier League, having clawed their way out of the relegation zone. A good performance from the midfielder will be required if they are to upset the odds and make it to the next round of the competition.

Harry Kane's injury will mean more game time for Fernando Llorente, who has been a spectator for the majority of the season.

Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead early on after he finished a good run with an exquisite finish.

Spurs bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League last Sunday when they sealed a 4-1 win over Bournemouth to keep themselves in the race for a top four finish in the Premier League. "We are going to try to win the semifinal and get to the final". There is less likely to be the rotation from Pochettino as he can now focus on the FA Cup after being knocked out of the Champions League.

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