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

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SWANSEA

Vorm
Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies

Ki, Britton, De Guzman
Dyer, Michu, Pablo

TOTTENHAM

Lloris
Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto

Lennon, Parker, Dembele, Holtby
Bale
Adebayor


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.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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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1Michel VormGoalkeeper
4ChicoDefender
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
5MichuMidfielder
-Pablo HernándezMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
33Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
27Kyle BartleyDefender
24Sung-Yong KiMidfielder
25Roland LamahMidfielder
9Itay ShechterStriker
8Luke MooreStriker
24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
5Jan VertonghenDefender
16Kyle NaughtonDefender
20Michael DawsonDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
28Scott ParkerMidfielder
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19Mousa DembéléMidfielder
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10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
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