Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley

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Christian Eriksen's stoppage-time strike broke Burnley's courageous resistance as Tottenham maintained their pursuit of the highest two within the Premier League.
It regarded as if the Clarets had held on to a deserved level, however within the 91st minute substitute Eriksen popped up within the space to slam his shot excessive previous Joe Hart.
The Burnley goalkeeper had earlier pulled off a powerful save to disclaim Erik Lamela on a day when the house facet produced only a few clear-cut possibilities.
The victory strikes third-placed Spurs to 39 factors and inside three of Liverpool in second. Burnley stay in 17th with 12 factors - two factors above the relegation zone.

Spurs rewarded for his or her endurance

Perseverance paid off for the London facet in opposition to Barcelona in midweek and it did so as soon as once more in opposition to Burnley.
Mauricio Pochettino's males tried a number of mixtures to unlock the visiting defence, however time and time once more they have been thwarted. Most of their forays broke down on the sting of the world.
They did, although, break by way of on a handful of events, with Lucas Moura and substitute Son Heung-min going shut. The Brazilian, the hero in opposition to the Catalans final Tuesday, poked a volley broad earlier than Son's angled drive simply missed Hart's far put up.
In between these two possibilities, Hart pulled off an outstanding cease to disclaim Lamela.
With seconds remaining Pochettino, carrying a woolly hat in moist Wembley situations, regarded a crushed man till one in every of his generals raised his spirits and introduced the house help to their ft.
It was striker Harry Kane the supplier, as he laid the ball into the trail of Eriksen, who fired his shot past the attain of Hart.

Clarets' resilience unrewarded

The outcome was merciless on Burnley.
This was the kind of resolute efficiency in opposition to one of many 'Huge Six' we obtained used to seeing from Sean Dyche's facet final season. They defended from the entrance and restricted the area for attacking gamers Kane, Dele Alli and Lamela by searching them down in pairs.
This concentrate on defence meant Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris had a quiet time on the different finish. The Frenchman did, nevertheless, undergo one in every of his lapses in focus when his poor move out of defence was virtually punished by a header from Ashley Barnes.
Barnes additionally had a scissor-kick inside the world blocked by Kane within the first 
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