Burnley vs Tottenham – LIVE!
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs were shaken by their weekend’s remarkable collapse against West Ham when they sealed a tight 1-0 victory at Burnley.
After a 3-3 draw with the Hammers, Spurs kept things compact at Burnley – but failed to get a shot in goal during the first half.
Harry Kane was active at one end when he blocked a certain James Tarkowski goal with a goal clearance and then he turned to set up Heung-min Son for the winner.
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This is how Dan Kilpatrick Spurs rated tonight …
Lloris 6, Doherty 5, Alderweireld 7, Animal 6, Davies 4; Sissoko 5, Hojbjerg 5, Ndombele 6 (Lo Celso 79 ‘6); Lucas 5 (Lamela 57 ‘7), Kane 7, Son 7 (Rodon 94’ 6).
Star: Harry Kane
Decisive at both ends, James Tarkowski’s effort clears the line and helps Son again.
“It was exactly what I expected – I know Sean and I know what difficulties he can bring to attacking teams.
“He is very smart, he plays with what he has and he gave us what I expected, which was a very difficult match.
“It was the kind of match where we can lose it if we take too many risks.”
“I think we are in a stage where we have been so close for so many years, many of us have been together for four or five years. The additions this year have been fantastic and we are all becoming more experienced.
“We know that with the team we have and the players we have, we can do something special. It is to make sure that when you get to places like this, you fight for every point and result. To bounce back and hone those results, these are the results that count at the end of the season.
“It was a massive game today, it’s not an easy place to come. It’s going to be a tough game, a big fight and these are the games you need three points to be up there at the end of the season. Massive fight from the boys.
“It’s great, we need everyone to score and help at the top end of the pitch. Sonny and I have had a nice little partnership going on and hopefully it will continue.”
“Even today it was not a fantastic assist but it went well for Sonny and 1-0 away against Burnley is a fantastic result.”
It was not nice in any way – but how important that victory will prove to be for Spurs. Just look at the reactions from Mourinho and Kane – they are completely happy with three points that move them straight up among the one at the top of the table. Six games into the season and they are two points from the leaders. They should have taken it at the beginning of the campaign.
A big win for Spurs, who were far from their best but leave Turf Moor with three points.
The last seconds here …
93 minutes: A break in the game when Spurs tries to counter and the ball hits the referee. Burnley complain when the ball falls to them, but the new rule – yes, new in that it is still not really understood – is that if it hits the referee, the game is withdrawn.
Mourinho makes a late change when Son leaves Joe Rodon, who is making his Premier League debut for Spurs.
90 minutes: Four minutes of injury left for Burnley to save something, but Spurs have looked good at the back tonight.
89 minutes: Time is running out here, and Lamela clumsily walks into McNeil. The Spurs sub is perhaps a little lucky not to be penalized.
83 minutes: Dyche rolls the dice when Rodriguez replaces Gudmundsson.
82 minutes: Spurs are trying to put this in bed now, but the Pope is easily holding a Lamela scissor volley.
79 minutes: Son is taken down by Long, and it’s a booking.
78 minutes: Another change for Spurs as Lo Celso replaces Ndombele.
It was brilliant from Kane. To run away from the target to direct his flick-on to the risk area. A goal-saving moment outside his own line moments before and now an important assist for Son.
That’s the breakthrough! It’s Spurs’ first shot on goal, and they lead … Harry Kane strikes a powerful corner, and Son reacts brilliantly to go home from close range.
The first real opening for Spurs as Son is played through after a quick transition, but Long slips in to block the South Korean – as justice should have gotten his shot earlier.
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Date, time and place
Burnley vs Tottenham is scheduled for the 20:00 GMT start on Monday 26 October 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Turf Moor without fans due to the government’s guidelines for coronavirus.
How to look
TV channel: Burnley vs Tottenham is shown live at the Sky Sports Main Event and is available via Now TV.
Live broadcast: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Barnes, Wood
Subs: Brady, Peacock-Farrell, Stephens, Rodriguez, Vydra, Dunne, Benson
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura, Ndombele, Son, Kane
Subs: Reguilon, Bale, Lamela, Hart, Rodon, Lo Celso, Vinicius
Referee: Michael Oliver
Head to head (H2H) history and results
Burnley were at the end of a 5-0 hammer at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season but did better in that match, earning a 1-1 draw at home.
However, the Clarets have beaten Spurs only once in the last 12 meetings.