A penalty decision isn’t the reason that Tottenham waxed Swansea City on Saturday, but that’s what Bob Bradley was asked about after Swans sank to the Premier League basement.
The 5-0 loss actually could’ve been worse, as Swansea’s out-of-depth defensive players looked oarless — forget the rudder.
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Alas there was some controversy in the penalty won by Dele Alli and converted by Harry Kane, and Bradley was not pleased with the decision (although he obviously knows the issues run deeper than a whistle and a point to the spot).
It was one of those days where all progress feels undone.
“I didn’t think the referee was in a good position and that certainly changed the game.
“Today is a big concern. I think the starting point was Tottenham, physically, got to every ball faster. On a day like today it feels like we have a long, long way to go.”
Swans are still just a win from safety, though their nine points now trail both Sunderland and Hull City (11 each, with the latter playing Monday at Middlesbrough).