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Tottenham up to fourth with Swansea win

Published: Sunday 16 December 2012, 20.02CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC moved up to fourth with a 1-0 victory at home to Swansea City AFC, before West Ham United FC held West Bromwich Albion FC to a goalless draw.
Tottenham up to fourth with Swansea win
Jan Vertonghen is congratulated by his Tottenham team-mates ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 December 2012, 20.02CET

Tottenham up to fourth with Swansea win

Tottenham Hotspur FC moved up to fourth with a 1-0 victory at home to Swansea City AFC, before West Ham United FC held West Bromwich Albion FC to a goalless draw.

Jan Vertonghen's second-half goal secured Tottenham Hotspur FC a 1-0 victory against Swansea City AFC, before West Bromwich Albion FC's home match with West Ham United FC finished goalless.

Michael Laudrup's Swansea long looked set for a point in north London as their meticulous rearguard display starved Tottenham of any joy in the final third. However, Vertonghen finally ended their resistance 15 minutes from time when he finished first time past Gerhard Tremmel after Andros Townsend's free-kick had only been half-cleared. Spurs then survived a late Swansea onslaught to move into fourth ahead of Everton FC.

In the late kick-off, West Brom's stuttering form continued at home to West Ham as they made it three games without scoring. Both sides squandered opportunities to claim all three points with Joey O'Brien steering narrowly over for the visitors before James Morrison's header thundered back off the crossbar from point-blank range.

Last updated: 03/01/13 17.18CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/01/2013 17:15 CET

16/12/2012

West BromWest Brom0-0West HamWest Ham

Venue: West Bromwich

16/12/2012

TottenhamTottenham1-0SwanseaSwansea

Vertonghen 75

Venue: London

15/12/2012

StokeStoke1-1EvertonEverton

Jones 52

Shawcross 36 (o.g.)

Venue: Stoke

15/12/2012

NorwichNorwich2-1WiganWigan

Pilkington 15, Hoolahan 64

Maloney 51

Venue: Norwich

15/12/2012

QPRQPR2-1FulhamFulham

Taarabt 52, 68

Petrić 88

Venue: London

15/12/2012

LiverpoolLiverpool1-3Aston VillaAston Villa

Gerrard 87

Benteke 29, 51, Weimann 40

Venue: Liverpool

15/12/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United3-1SunderlandSunderland

Van Persie 16, Cleverley 19, Rooney 59

Campbell 72

Venue: Manchester

15/12/2012

NewcastleNewcastle1-3Man. CityMan. City

Ba 51

Agüero 10, Javi García 39, Y. Touré 78

Venue: Newcastle

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