London - Tottenham were held to a goalless draw by Swansea
as Mauricio Pochettino saw his side's Wembley woes continue on Saturday.
Pochettino's team have now gone three Premier League games
without a win at their temporary home after losing to Chelsea and drawing
against Burnley and Swansea.
The Welsh side rode their luck at times as Tottenham hit the
woodwork and had three penalty appeals turned down, but the hosts had only
themselves to blame for failing to kill off Paul Clement's men.
Tottenham hoped they had banished talk of a curse at
Wembley, which is their base this season while White Hart Lane is redeveloped,
by beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.
But that proved wishful thinking and even Harry Kane, who
scored twice against Dortmund, couldn't save them.
It needed a smart eighth minute save from Lukasz Fabianski
to keep out Kane's early free-kick which skipped up off the turf.
The Swansea goalkeeper's reflexes were tested again two
minutes later when Son Heung-Min found space and from an actuate angle forced
Fabianski to tip his shot into the side-netting.
Another flowing move saw Son fire well wide before Swansea,
who had barely got out of their own half, finally threatened on the
counter-attack in the 25th minute.
Renato Sanches had made a sluggish start but his quick feet
gave Tammy Abraham a chance to set up Tom Carroll's effort on goal.
Tottenham were bidding to set a new club record of scoring
in 30 consecutive Premier League home games, but they were finding Swansea
tough to break down.
Swansea captain Federico Fernandez did well to turn Son's
cross over his crossbar.
From the resulting corner, Kieran Tripper drove wide as
Spurs failed to score a first half goal in all three of their home league games
Just like the first half, the second period was dominated by
But Pochettino's side were becoming increasingly frustrated,
never more so than when a strong handball claim against Martin Olsson was
overlooked by referee Mike Dean.
Tottenham must have feared it wouldn't be their day when
Kane somehow rattled the crossbar from six yards out after Moussa Sissoko's
The game was now being played entirely in Swansea's half,
with Fernando Llorente introduced by Tottenham, just weeks after joining from
There was still time for Trippier to whistle his shot just
wide before Serge Aurier dragged his effort the wrong side of the post deep