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Christian Eriksen's set-piece double spares Kane's blushes

A brace of Christian Eriksen free-kicks spared Harry Kane’s blushes as Tottenham earned a 2-2 draw at Swansea City.

Christian Eriksen (centre)
Christian Eriksen (centre)

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN SCORED two free-kicks as Tottenham twice came from behind to claim a share of the spoils in a 2-2 Premier League draw at Swansea City.

The Dane opened his account for the season and spared the blushes of team-mate Harry Kane, whose own goal had handed the hosts a 2-1 half-time lead at the Liberty Stadium.

Kane’s gaffe came after Eriksen had wrong-footed Lukasz Fabianski - who was otherwise excellent - from a dipping set-piece to cancel out Andre Ayew’s 16th-minute opener.

Spurs, who have never lost to Swansea in the Premier League, applied pressure after the interval and – having survived a couple of scares – levelled in the 65th minute as Eriksen found the top-right corner from the edge of the box.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side carried the greater threat in the remainder of the game, but could not beat Fabianski for a third time, with Spurs now having lost just one of their last 10 in all competitions, while the Swans – who hit the crossbar in stoppage time - are winless in five.

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