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Tottenham title pursuit goes on

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 2:00 AM
Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose (right) celebrates scoring against Swansea City with teammate Eric Dier.

LONDON (AP):

Tottenham kept up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Leicester by rallying to a 2-1 victory over Swansea, thanks to two goals in eight minutes yesterday.

Left back Danny Rose was the surprise match-winner for Spurs, scoring in the 77th minute after Swansea failed to clear a corner properly.

Tottenham had 34 attempts on goal, prompting their manager Mauricio Pochettino to tell Spurs TV: "What more you need to do for (to) score? ... This is the way that we want to play and you know sometimes football is not mathematical."

Nacer Chadli cancelled out Swansea's opener by Alberto Paloschi in the 19th minute as the visitors paid for their defensive approach in the second half at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino praised Spurs fans for lifting the team after Swansea went ahead.

"This was very important for us," Pochettino said. "'Thank you', our supporters. They were brilliant. And 'thank you', the players, because the performance and the effort was unbelievable after that Europa League game (Thursday) against Fiorentina."