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Fernando Llorente’s goal against Swansea definitely should not have have stood

The former Swansea player scored a header in the 12th minute but it definitely should not have been given

Who needs Harry Kane?

With the most lethal striker in world football on the bench, Spurs fans were very worried before the Swansea game.

Worry not, Fernando Llorente stepped up to nod in a header on the 12th minute and give the North London side a handy lead.


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Fabianski had no chance to save it

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Fabianski had no chance to save it

But it definitely should have been given as offside.

In atrocious conditions at the Liberty Stadium, the players were basically running through puddles, Spurs were given a free kick wide on the left.

Creator-in-chief Christian Eriksen delivered a beautifully whipped cross and Llorente nipped in front of his man to glance the ball home.

The team surrounded him in celebration but the former Swans player kept it muted as a sign of respect.


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You can just make out the Spurs players through the rain

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You can just make out the Spurs players through the rain

Or maybe its because he knew he was well offside when the ball was played?

We’ll never know.

There was not much complaint from the Swansea players but the replays showed that Llorente was at least a yard offside.

He was very very offside

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He was very very offside

Kane was only fit enough to make the bench for Spurs after suffering from a cold in the week since he banged in a hat trick against Burnley on Boxing Day.

Llorente was handed a start from Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs looked to secure their third win in a row.

They all count don’t they Fernando.