Swansea City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3: Spurs keep alive Premier League hopes with dramatic comeback

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Tottenham have won six consecutive matches (Source: Getty)

Swansea City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino urged his team to continue confounding their doubters after they kept their Premier League title hopes alive in dramatic fashion.

Spurs trailed at Swansea to their former winger Wayne Routledge’s first-half goal until the 88th minute, when Dele Alli’s equaliser sparked an emphatic turnaround – and a sixth consecutive win.

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Heung-Min Son put the visitors in front in the first minute of injury time and Christian Eriksen added a last-gasp third as Pochettino’s men stayed within seven points of leaders Chelsea.

“It is crazy how the goals came in the last few minutes but we pushed and we created chances to win,” he said.

“Today was a difficult game and the team showed big character. I don’t care what people say or what people think of the history of the club. This season we are fighting again. We are in a good way.”

Defeat saw Swansea slip back into the relegation zone, two points adrift of Hull, who beat fellow strugglers Middlesbrough.

Routledge converted Jordan Ayew’s cut-back to put the Swans ahead after just 11 minutes. They looked set to hold on but Alli finished Eriksen’s cross, Son struck from close range and Eriksen curled in a third.

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