Frustration was the name of the game at Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as we were held to a goalless draw against Swansea City.
Despite having 75 per cent possession of the ball, we were unable to break down the visitors' massed ranks in defence and, when we did get a glimpse of goal, Lukasz Fabianski was there to deny us.
Our best chances in the first half came within the opening quarter-of-an-hour, Harry Kane bringing a smart save out of Fabianski from his 30-yard free-kick before the Swansea goalkeeper denied Heung-Min Son’s shot from a tight angle.
The visitors were more than content to just sit back and soak up the pressure and we struggled to carve out good opportunities as a result. Kane did have a good sight of goal on 56 minutes, just seconds after Fabianski had again thwarted Son, but our England striker rattled the crossbar with his effort from 12 yards.
Kane’s near-post flick from a Christian Eriksen corner was tipped over by the Swans’ custodian as we continued to surge forwards and Kieran Trippier was unlucky when his fierce shot flew inches wide late on.
The visitors didn’t muster a single shot on Hugo Lloris’ goal, but they did leave north-west London with a point.