Davinson Sanchez, Tottenham's deepest centre-back, was outdone by the striker on more than one occasion; had Swansea succeeded in getting bodies in support of the 19-year-old more often, they may have been able to steal a memorable Wembley victory.
The intense frustration for Tottenham is that, however anybody dresses it up, this was such a step backwards. "I think it's a good talking point [for you], but Dortmund was at Wembley too", he said.
"He could have to leave Spurs to become that top, top, world-class Robert Lewandowski-type player", former Manchester United defender turned pundit Phil Neville told the BBC. Maurico Pochettino obviously concentrates on extensive ball skills in training for his team are so confident in possession and trust each other to keep hold of the ball.
"It's a big pitch and Spurs made it bigger, so we had to stay compact". Harry Kane slammed a shot against the bar after Lukasz Fabianski had denied Son Heung-min, while Dele Alli should have done better with a header soon after. Son's angled shot was saved by Fabianski before Moussa Sissoko cut back to Kane and the forward's finish rattled the underside of the crossbar.
"Me, I am here to play football, to win things with Spurs and to give my best for the team".
"We created chances and dominated the game but were a little unlucky".
Should Tottenham have had at least one penalty against Swansea?
With Spurs having picked up just 11 points from their first nine games under the former Southampton boss in 2014, Kane - playing second fiddle to Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor at the time, struck a deflected free-kick victor in the 90th minute of a 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa.
That's exactly what happened in the first half. Three away games have brought three clean sheets; it is the kind of foundation on which successful battles against the drop are built.
To nobody's surprise, Paul Clement set Swansea up to defend and frustrate, playing with five defenders and a game plan to hit back on the counterattack.
Heung-Min Son forced three good saves from the impressive Lukasz Fabianski as boss Mauricio Pochettino switched around his line-up in search of a victor.