Sinclair denies Spurs
Scott Sinclair's scrambled late equaliser earned Swansea a deserved 1-1 draw and denied Tottenham the chance to close within four points of the Barclays Premier League summit at the Liberty Stadium.
Rafael van der Vaart had given the visitors the lead a minute before the break as he capitalised on a defensive error from Joe Allen to sweep home with the help of a deflection from Ashley Williams.
Swansea had not managed to pick up a single point this season after conceding the first goal, but they bucked the trend as a period of heavy pressure was rewarded when Brad Friedel hesitated when dealing with a deflected Angel Rangel cross for Sinclair to nip in and claim his fifth goal of the campaign.
Nathan Dyer almost gave Swansea a dream start after being picked out by Mark Gower, but his curling effort was palmed away by Friedel.
Sinclair scuffed his strike after Gower's corner found him unmarked but Spurs roused from their slumbers and Luka Modric fizzed an effort narrowly wide.
A horrible pass from Dyer played Spurs' Emmanuel Adebayor in on goal, but keeper Michel Vorm added to his growing reputation with a superb sliding challenge.
But the visitors took the lead a minute before the break as Benoit Assou-Ekotto's cross was turned back into danger by Allen and finished by Van der Vaart.
Gareth Bale prodded wide but the home side came close to a leveller as Rangel volleyed Allen's corner just wide.
Swansea introduced top scorer Danny Graham from the bench and he diverted Sinclair's drive over the bar, and Kyle Walker's fantastic clearance denied the striker a tap-in as Stephen Dobbie stabbed the ball across the box.
Modric blocked a Sinclair effort but Swansea's pressure yielded an equaliser with just six minutes to play. Rangel's ball into the box deflected off Assou-Ekotto and as Friedel hesitated, the ball broke loose for Sinclair to fire home from close range.