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Tottenham beat Swansea, secure 'home' FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley

Tottenham secured a place in the FA Cup semi-finals at their temporary Wembley Stadium home by beating Swansea 3-0 Saturday in Wales.

Reported by: AP , Swansea [ Updated: March 18, 2018 10:22 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammate Lucas Moura after scoring his sides third goal.

Tottenham secured a place in the FA Cup semi-finals at their temporary Wembley Stadium home by beating Swansea 3-0 Saturday in Wales, with Christian Eriksen scoring two of the three long-range goals. Erik Lamela also struck from outside the area in the quarter-final at Liberty Stadium as Tottenham stayed on course for a first trophy in 10 years.

Spurs are playing at Wembley this season while their home at White Hart Lane is being redeveloped, so have an advantage heading into the semi-finals — and the final if they make it that far. Wembley is supposed to be used as a neutral ground for the FA Cup semi-finals.

Manchester United host Brighton later on Saturday. In the other quarter-final matches on Sunday, Chelsea visit Leicester and third-tier Wigan are at home to Southampton.

Eriksen was allowed to advance to the edge of the area by Swansea's retreating defenders before the Denmark playmaker curled a left-foot shot into the corner in the 11th minute.

Lamela scored from similar range, and in similar circumstances, in first-half injury time before Eriksen fired home a low shot from 20 meters in the 62nd.

Tottenham coped well without star striker Harry Kane, who is likely missing until next month because of an ankle injury. Son Heung-min started as Kane's replacement up front and had a goal disallowed for offside, with the decision being confirmed by the video assistant referee.

The FA Cup represents Tottenham's last chance of silverware this season after getting eliminated from the Champions League by Juventus last week.

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