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  • 30 March 2013
  • • 20:30
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: A. Taylor
  • • Attendance: 20604

Swansea City - Tottenham Preview: Visitors aim to maintain top four pursuit and extend 22-year unbeaten run over Swans

Swansea City - Tottenham Preview: Visitors aim to maintain top four pursuit and extend 22-year unbeaten run over Swans

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Michael Laudrup's side will be looking to extend the visitors recent run of poor form in the league which has seen them lose back-to-back matches against both Liverpool and Fulham



Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies

Ki, Britton, De Guzman
Dyer, Michu, Pablo


Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto

Lennon, Parker, Dembele, Holtby

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will be without Neil Taylor for the game at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday as he steps up his return from a a fractured ankle, instead being earmarked for a reserve game next Tuesday against Colchester United.

There is some good news for the Dane, though, with Kemy Agustien expected to be passed fit after recovering from a hip injury while centre-back Chico Flores could make his first start for the side since featuring against QPR in February.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas only has two players on the casualty list, with Sandro (knee) and Younes Kaboul (knee) both long-term absentees, with Gareth Bale expected to shake off both the ankle strain and stomach virus which dogged his time away with the Wales team on international duty.

  • The last time that Swansea defeated Spurs was back in September 1991 in the League Cup.
  • The Swans have not won any of the 16 Premier League games that they have fallen behind in this season, drawing six and losing ten.
  • No player in the top flight this season has scored more goals at home than Michu, who has 10 so far.
  • Michael Laudrup's side have scored just four goals from set-pieces all season, the lowest in the league.
  • At the other end of the pitch, though, they have conceded 18 goals from them, which is a league high.
  • Tottenham have won three and drawn one of their last four competitive meetings with Swansea, winning 1-0 at White Hart Lane in December with Jan Vertonghen grabbing the only goal.
  • No player has scored more goals from outside the area in the top five European Leagues this season than Gareth Bale (pictured right), who is level with Lionel Messi on six.
  • Andre Villas-Boas' side have the second-best away record in the division in terms of points accumulated on the road with 26 to league leaders Manchester United's 32.
  • After a 12-game unbeaten streak, the visitors have lost their last three games across all competitions.
  • Spurs have kept seven clean sheets in the league this term to Swansea's eight.

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