An effervescent Swansea side stroking the ball with ease pinned the Hydra headed Spurs attack for lengthy spells. Against the run of play Spurs went up just before the half with Rafael Van Der Vaart's goal after Benoit Assou- Ekotto had done all the spadework down the left flank.
Brenden Rogers's men are out Arsenalising Arsenal in the way they seem to be on the same page in midfield. Cohesive moves on and off the ball by everyone from Nathan Dyer to Joe Allen established a stranglehold Spurs found hard to break. Unfortunately, Swansea also seem to have imbibed Arsenal's inability to finish. It was an uncharacteristic Brad Friedel mistake that led to Scott Sinclair pouncing on the ball for Swansea's equalizer.
The draw was not the sort of swansong Harry Redknapp had in mind to see off the old year. The constantly motoring Scott Parker and Gareth Bale looked pretty leggy with the former limping off in the second half to be replaced. It was an uncharacteristically sluggish performance from a club who have lost only once in the last 16 matches.
With both Manchester clubs losing, Spurs could have closed to 4 points with a game in hand. But this is now a three way race to the top. The way Spurs are playing it is not out of the realm of possibility that they might achieve their first ever Premiership title come May.