Burnley 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs falter on Harry Kane’s return

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Pochettino ‘crossed line’ with Dean difference

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino angrily confronted referee Mike Dean after a unfavourable defeat at Burnley dealt a colossal blow to his facet’s Premier League title hopes.

The Argentine, who turned into angered by a assortment of choices including the award of a corner that led to Burnley’s opener, had to be pulled away by Clarets defender Phil Bardsley as his frustrations spilled over.

Pochettino later acknowledged he had “crossed the line” and would “maybe” apologise to Dean.

Chris Wood broke the impasse for the hosts early in the 2nd half as he rose to pass home Dwight McNeil’s inswinging corner – his fourth blueprint in as many games.

Harry Kane, making his first look since 13 January, equalised after latching on to Danny Rose’s immediate throw-in and poking previous Tom Heaton, before Ashley Barnes tapped in Burnley’s winner slack on.

Spurs establish in third web online page online, five aspects in the abet of Liverpool who face Manchester United at Ancient Trafford on Sunday.

Burnley rise to thirteenth and are in actuality six aspects away from the relegation areas.

  • Pochettino may perchance well well apologise to referee Dean
  • Relive Burnley’s capture over Spurs

Kane scores on return as Spurs falter

Tottenham must always unexcited fetch been buoyed by the return of Kane, who made his first look since selecting up an ankle hurt in January’s defeat to Manchester United.

Nevertheless he struggled to fetch into the game in a first half that noticed him on the end of several hefty challenges by Ben Mee and James Tarkowski. When he did lag their attentions, he fired huge from the fringe of the box and noticed a header with out speak saved by Heaton.

He improved in the 2nd length, drawing a graceful save from Heaton who sprang acrobatically to his correct to retain out a swerving shot sure for the end corner.

Nevertheless not even the in-make Burnley goalkeeper may perchance well well voice Kane a blueprint on his return as he latched on to Rose’s throw and poked home to level.

On the different hand, with Spurs pouring on the stress slack on the Clarets stood company, with 2nd-half substitutes Fernando Llorente and Erik Lamela both denied by blocks.

Combating Burnley’s unbeaten bustle continues

Chris Wood has scored six targets in his closing eight Premier League games

Despite their supreme make – Burnley are one of handiest two unbeaten Premier League sides in 2019 – Sean Dyche’s males fetch been underdogs coming into this match.

That turned into mainly attributable to the fact that they had taken simply two aspects from their closing 42 accessible at home in opposition to the established top six sides.

Nevertheless the Clarets emphatically bucked that model in opposition to Spurs.

The hosts fetch been infrequently afflicted in a first half of few chances, and in the 2nd they larger than matched the company.

Suspect Spurs defending helped Wood birth the scoring, even supposing replays urged the corner the blueprint came from have not got been awarded because the ball looked as if it can most likely well attain off Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick as he challenged with Jan Vertonghen.

Pochettino’s frustration at the likelihood turned into emulated by Dyche a brief while later when Rose took a throw-in numerous yards upfield from where the ball went out of play and Kane ran thru to tuck home the equaliser.

At that level Burnley may perchance well well fetch been forgiven for sitting deep and taking some extent, however they did something else however.

Ashley Westwood, Barnes and the impressive McNeil fetch been all denied by Hugo Lloris before Barnes scored the decisive blueprint – tapping in from substitute Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s run.

The result manner the Clarets fetch long previous eight games with out defeat – handiest Manchester United are on a longer unbeaten bustle – with any fears of relegation all however dispelled.

Man of the match – Ashley Barnes (Burnley)

Barnes turned into a thorn in Tottenham’s facet at some level of and obtained his reward by scoring the winner slack on. And his contemporary make is drawing global ardour, too, with Austria boss Franco Foda watching on at Turf Moor

‘A significant disappointment’ – what they acknowledged

Burnley boss Sean Dyche, talking to BBC MOTD: “It turned into a thorough efficiency and an even capture. We know there may perchance be quite a pair of labor to be carried out however they’re no doubt inserting in the work.

“We’re not an aspect who can slick it around fancy Man Metropolis however now we fetch very perfect-searching players. We waned to fetch in in the abet of them. I believed our entrance two fetch been prominent.”

Burnley goalscorer Ashley Barnes on Sky Sports: “I believed we had it then we gave them a sloppy blueprint from a throw-in. We desired to be alive and we switched off however for us to retain going and fetch the end result turned into huge.

“They’re top-quality players so we simply had to take into accout of ourselves. We made it laborious for them and that turned into what the gameplan turned into.

“We are getting abet to ourselves now. We desire to retain being resilient and compact. That’s what we did.”

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris talking to Sky Sports: “Clearly it is a significant disappointment. On the present time turned into an even different for us and we missed it. It turned into a fancy sport. We anticipated a battle.

“We conceded the predominant blueprint and it makes issues more difficult. Namely while you concede a corner that did not exist. It’s miles section of the game.”

Burnley on most efficient top-flight bustle since 1966 – the stats

  • Burnley are unbeaten in eight Premier League games (W5 D3), their longest top-flight bustle with out defeat since a bustle of nine in 1966.
  • Tottenham suffered handiest their 2nd defeat of their closing eight away games in the Premier League, after shedding two of the four before that.
  • Burnley fetch gathered 18 aspects from their closing eight Premier League games (W5 D3), after selecting up simply 14 from their previous 24.
  • Burnley scored their opening blueprint with their first shot not astray of the game on 57 minutes.
  • Burnley striker Chris Wood has netted four targets in his closing four Premier League appearances, as many as in his previous 27 in the competition.
  • Burnley forward Ashley Barnes has scored in every of his closing four Premier League games (4 targets), after netting in precisely three of his previous 24 in the competition (4 targets).
  • Johann Berg Gudmundsson has registered 15 assists for Burnley in the Premier League, nine larger than any diversified participant.

What’s subsequent?

Burnley will see to proceed their perfect-searching bustle in opposition to Newcastle at St James’ Park on Tuesday at 20:00 GMT. Spurs will hope to jump abet after they consult with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday (20:00).

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