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Tottenham boss Pochettino hails 'fantastic' FA Cup win

18 March, 2018, 01:20 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Nemanja Matic scored a goal and set up the other as Manchester United beat Brighton to reach the last four of the FA Cup

According to BBC, Eriksen's second made the result safe just past the hour mark.

Eriksen capped a masterful midfield performance by scoring twice to take his personally tally against Swansea to an astonishing eight goals in 10 games, while Erik Lamela was also on target.

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

FA Cup quarter-final updates from the 12.15pm GMT gameBig interview: Swansea City's Sam ClucasAnd feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 5.43pm GMT This is Swansea City's first FA Cup quarter final for 54 years.

It was embarrassingly easy, though not entirely unpredictable considering the fact Swansea had not beaten Spurs in 14 Premier League attempts and have to go back to 1991 for their last win over Tottenham.

They have now scored seven goals since he hobbled off early on the south coast last week.

Swansea will be without suspended top scorer Jordan Ayew while his brother Andre is cup-tied.

But once they fell behind they appeared to have little appetite for the contest.

Eriksen almost doubled Spurs' lead with another spectacular effort on 37 minutes but goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt produced a superb save to push the effort onto the crossbar.

Just before the half-time whistle, Lamela gave the visitors a second goal as he glided past two defenders before curling a right-footed shot past Nordfeldt, who was rooted to the spot.

"Michel's save at the start of the second half was massive for us but it was the only chance they created".

However, Pochettino is happy that the perception around Wembley has changed as the season progressed and admits that the team and the fans are more comfortable there at the moment.

Twelve-times winners Manchester United host Brighton & Hove Albion later on Saturday with Chelsea visiting Leicester City and third-tier Wigan Athletic hosting Southampton on Sunday.

For Swansea the challenge is to stay in the Premier League, having clawed their way out of the relegation zone.

"They are a better team than us, but in football you know that even if the opponents are better, if they have a bad day and you have a very good day, you can win". "So now we move to the Premier", Carvalhal said.



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