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3 Things We Learned From Swansea and Spurs' Stalemate Draw at Wembley Stadium

Sometimes in football certain things happen that have no explanation - Tottenham's inability to win a league game at Wembley is one of those things. This is the 3rd time this season that Mauricio Pochettino's men have failed to pick up three points on their temporary home soil. 


Swansea join Chelsea and Burnley in refusing to let Spurs pick up victories at Wembley - Paul Clement's side deserved the point for their resilience and stubbornness to not let the home side score. 


Here are three things we learned from the game... 

3. Three Times Isn't a Coincidence - Spurs Can't Win at Wembley in the League

The Chelsea game was unlucky - a late equaliser can be regarded a one off and forgotten. But the Burnley draw was inexcusable - Spurs failed to stop a side equalising late for the 2nd consecutive home game after failing to finish off clear-cut chances during the game. 


This draw to Swansea is enough proof that Premier League sides are inspired to come to Wembley. It's not often the likes of Burnley and Swansea play at Wembley and the other Premier League sides that don't get their day in the sun at the national stadium will be lining up. 

2. Swansea Have Bags of Quality in their Ranks

It might take them some time to click properly but when this Swansea side gets used to playing with each other they'll be an exciting side to watch. Tammy Abraham was up top on his own for much of the game, but held his own against one of the toughest defences in the league. 


Renato Sanches is only warming up - he'll soon enough start proving to the league what his hype is all about. The likes of Leroy Fer, Sam Clucas and Tom Carroll are quickly becoming a strong midfield trio and now with the return of Wilfried Bony, the Swans will get their mojo back sooner rather than later. 

1. It's Time for Video Assistance Referee

There was another key decision in the game that was missed by the referee, but would have been caught by the VAR. Serge Aurier made a darting run into the box and was adjudged to have handled the ball and dived. But the replays clearly showed the ball struck him on the chest and he'd been clipped on the ankles and deserved a penalty.


It may split opinion on it's impact in a game - with how long it takes to reach a decision and ruins the flow of a game - but it's certain the fans would prefer accuracy in decisions, especially with how the mistakes by the officials are increasing. 

Spurs will of course eventually win a game at Wembley in the league. But their last three times at home they've tried to force a result and not maintained their usual patient build up play that we all associate them with. The difference between playing at White Hart Lane and Wembley Stadium is staggering. 


Paul Clement will have plenty to be pleased about - his Swansea side are starting to click and sometimes all it takes is a good result against one of the 'big boys' to give a side the confidence to push on.