...a better time. While most managers in the league were whinging and crying about their players going away to play in World Cup qualifiers, Andres Villas-Boas probably couldn't be more grateful as Spurs get back to winning ways.
...injury time. Easy answer for Spurs to hold out during the last 10 to 15 minutes of games with a lead looks like being to play teams with little attacking intention - like Swansea. Fine by me.
...before? OK so the formation was different but there was something oh so familiar about the way Spurs played against Swansea at the weekend.
...in reality. Sloppy display by Spurs see them drop two points at Swansea while others around them lost the first game of the New Year.