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Spurs climb into Premier League's top 4 with win over Swansea, West Brom held by West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at Tottenham's White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, Dec.16, 2012. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
December 16, 2012 - 10:22 AM

LONDON - Tottenham climbed back into top four of the Premier League on Sunday, breaking Swansea's stubborn resistance through Jan Vertonghen's late goal in a 1-0 win.

However, West Bromwich Albion missed a chance to move into the Champions League positions by drawing 0-0 at home to West Ham, extending the team's winless run to four games after its surprisingly strong start to the season.

Vertonghen settled a tight match at White Hart Lane by meeting Kyle Walker's right-wing free kick with a low finish from just inside the area.

Tottenham is now level on points with third-place Chelsea, which has a game in hand. West Brom stayed sixth but the standings are congested below the top two Manchester clubs, with seven points separating third from 12th.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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