Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham cruise into Cup semis

Eriksen scores twice as Tottenham cruise into Cup semis

Without a trophy in a decade and now out of contention for the Champions League and Premier League titles, Spurs fans will be forgiven for daring to dream about a first FA Cup success since 1991.

Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen scores his side's first goal of the game during the FA Cup, quarte- final at the Liberty Stadium against Swansea City (pic: Nick Potts/PA Images).

The second seemed inevitable and that it took until injury time at the end of the first half was a surprise.

Fans were delighted with the victory and progression into the semi-finals, which will be played at Wembley Stadium and were praising of one of their fringe men.

With Eriksen and Son, as well as Lamela and Dele Alli, Spurs supporters know their side will not be short of players who can create openings, Kane or not.

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"If you watch the last three games, we won with a different starting eleven and now today too", he said.

8 - Mauricio Pochettino, despite having spent much of his pre-match news conference talking down the importance of winning a trophy, clearly got his players in the mood to take no prisoners. "We keep the same way, the same dynamic and that is so important".

"The storm came against a very good side, but this game has not done any damage to us and we will focus now on trying to stay in the Premier League". "I think we fully deserved the victory", said Pochettino.

VAR controversy again in the FA Cup But for the technology, Spurs would have been effectively into the semi-finals by half-time.

Both Kane and Christian Eriksen are obviously crucial to Tottenham's hopes of a top-four finish and FA Cup success this season, although it is Eriksen who is arguably the team's talisman. Again, the Swansea defence sat back and Lamela was allowed to curl the ball around the inert Kyle Bartley, an unsighted Kristoffer Nordfeldt not even offering a dive.

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Midway through the first half, Son Heung-min had the ball in the net after collecting a high ball before finding the underside of the crossbar with his half-volley, but his goal was harshly ruled out by a combination of the assistant and VAR.

Eriksen advanced towards the edge of the penalty area and, with the entire home defence bafflingly standing off and watching, he curled a attractive shot into the corner.

Tammy Abraham, who started up front in place of the suspended Jordan Ayew, squandered a gilt-edged chance to pull a goal back within 60 seconds of the restart, when he headed straight at Michel Vorm from six yards out, and that moment felt symptomatic of his and Swansea's afternoon.

Nordfeldt then kept his team in the contest with a superb save to turn away Erik Dier's goal-bound long-range effort.

Eriksen's second made the result safe just past the hour mark.

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