English Premier League 2015-16

Danny Rose caps blistering fightback to boost Tottenham’s Premier League title charge

Spurs grab late winner in 2-1 victory over Swansea to stay hard on the heels of Leicester

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 February, 2016, 1:13am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 February, 2016, 1:16am

Tottenham remain hot on the heels of Leicester in the Premier League title race after Danny Rose’s late winner capped a dramatic fightback in Sunday’s vital 2-1 victory against Swansea.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in danger of losing ground on the leaders when Alberto Paloschi gave struggling Swansea a shock lead at White Hart Lane with his first goal since his January move from Chievo.

The good thing is that the team fight. We shoot a lot of times and I am pleased we have produced another big game
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

But Nacer Chadli came off the bench to equalise in the 70th minute and Rose sealed the comeback seven minutes later when the defender bagged his first goal since May.

Tottenham have now won their last six league matches and sit in second place, just two points behind Leicester, as their fans start to dream of a first English top-flight title since 1961.

Making the day even sweeter for Tottenham, their bitter rivals Arsenal were beaten at Manchester United and are now three points behind them ahead of next Saturday’s crucial north London derby.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “It was hard because from the beginning we conceded chances and Swansea scored. Sometimes football is difficult. You play well but find it hard to score. “The good thing is that the team fight. We shoot a lot of times and I am pleased we have produced another big game. It is a fantastic win.

Swansea coach Alan Curtis said: “Spurs are a really good side. You see the pace and the power and technical ability. We got in front and created a couple of decent opportunities but the pressure was relentless. We almost got something but it wasn’t quite enough.

“All credit to our players for sticking in. We defended as a team but it is always difficult against a team who come again and again.

“[Lukasz] Fabianski made some fantastic saves. We thought maybe it would be one of those days when we would ride our luck. Lukasz kept us in the game for a long time.”