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Spurs into FA Cup semis after sinking Swansea

Spurs into FA Cup semis after sinking Swansea

Swansea are out of the FA Cup after a Christian Eriksen-inspired 3-0 victory for Tottenham.

Eriksen capped a masterful midfield performance by scoring twice to take his personally tally against Swansea to an astonishing eight goals in 10 games, while Erik Lamela was also on target.

Nevertheless, it is worth dwelling on Mauricio Pochettino's claims that winning the FA Cup does not prove anything.

With Manchester City close to wrapping up the Premier League title already, the FA Cup is the only silverware left for Chelsea, United and Tottenham to challenge for.

Swansea had won seven straight games at the Liberty Stadium since losing to Tottenham in the league at the start of January.

They succumbed to Preston North End in the last four; West Ham went on to win the cup.Before that, we're looking back to the 1920s.

Harry Kane is out injured at the moment, but even in the absence of the England global striker, Llorente can not get into the team.

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But it was Pochettino's men who delivered the killer blow on 63 minutes, Danish worldwide Eriksen firing home once more after being picked out by Lucas Moura. The impressive Heung-Min Son, leading the line in Harry Kane's absence, thought he had doubled the margin on 21 minutes when he streaked clear and finished well, only for the video assistant referee to rule he was a fraction off side.

Spurs immediately appealed for the decision to be reviewed and despite replays seemingly showing Son to be level, the original verdict was upheld after a lengthy delay.

But such was the gulf between the sides, the disallowed goal was scarcely a factor in the result. Losing to Sevilla 2-1 at Old Trafford came as a surprise but getting eliminated by Brighton, which has progressed to this stage for the first time since 1986, would eclipse it.

But after Eriksen and Moura combined, Lamela danced past Tom Carroll and swept home right-footed.

The hosts rallied after the break and visiting keeper Michel Vorm had to be at his best against his former side to keep out efforts from Martin Olsson and Tammy Abraham.

According to BBC, Eriksen's second made the result safe just past the hour mark. Seven months ago it was horrendous to play there and now it's an advantage.