Swansea
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Spurs
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Football

ByTheMinFACup

Morning! Tottenham travel to Swansea for the first FA Cup Quarter Final as both sides aim to reach a cup semi final at Wembley. It would be Swansea's first visit since 2013, and Tottenham's first since the middle of last week. They meet in South Wales, with kick off at 12:15 and a result to be decided on the day, extra time and penalties, the lot, if needed.

Ayew suspended or Ayew cup tied? Well it's both for the Ayew brothers, as they miss out for Swansea. They appear to be playing five at the back, I have no idea if that is new or not.

As for Spurs. Well 4 goals at Bournemouth in the hour after Harry Kane's injury suggests that the one man team can cope without the one man. It's a strong Spurs team, although Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris and Moussa Dembele are given an afternoon sat on the bench.

Glenn Hoddle is stood pitch side at the Liberty Stadium, and he looks like he'd rather be anywhere but there, thick gloves, huddled into his scarf with a big coat on. It's cold in Swansea, although the snow has stayed away so far.

The teams march out the tunnel, led by referee Kevin Friend. Swansea are in typical white colours, Spurs in a change strip of dark-ish blue. The Liberty Stadium is nowhere near full, by the way.

1' Spurs get the game underway!

2' Abraham bullies Sanchez from a long ball, getting in behind him and trying to feed Dyer. Vertonghen holds Dyer up a bit and Vorm comes out and smothers away. Dyer wants a penalty but it looked like an optimistic claim. VAR is in operation if it's needed.

4' Other than that scare, Spurs have had all of the ball.

5' Hmmm. I'm not sure Vorm did get the ball in that challenge with Dyer, although presumably some clown has watched it on VAR and determined that it wasn't a penalty.

7' There's been three aerial duels between Abraham and Sanchez so far and the Swansea man has easily won all three. The hosts will look to play on that.