Premier League
23 December 2017
Game week
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Turf Moor (Burnley)


0 - 1
7' H. Kane (PG)
0 - 2
69' H. Kane (G) (assist by: M. Sissoko)
0 - 3
79' H. Kane (G) (assist by: D. Alli)


Minute   Description
And there's the full-time whistle! Spurs win 3-0 as Kane grabs a hat-trick, scoring an early penalty, before notching right- and left-footed efforts in the second half to put the game beyond Burnley's reach. The Clarets, who lost Wood in the first half, found it difficult to create any clear-cut opportunities, and perhaps missed the suspended James Tarkowski. It finishes 3-0 to Spurs!
90'+3 Kane slips as a pass comes his way, and it doesn't look like there's much longer left in the game now.
90'+2 The final few minutes are petering to a close. Taylor sends a cross in from the left that Lloris makes a meal of, but Dembele clears his lines and quells the danger.
89' Sissoko tries to play Kane in again, but his pass is over-hit down the left and goes out for a goal-kick.
88' Defour goes in late and picks up a yellow card.
87' Alli leaves the field to a chorus of boos and is replaced by Llorente for the final few minutes.
86' Arfield comes off for former Huddersfield man Wells as Dyche puts another striker on the pitch, but the game is gone in truth.
83' Interestingly, Dier makes way for Lamela in the last few minutes. at 3-0 up, Pochettino clearly feels confident enough to put another attacking player on the pitch.
82' SAVE! Barnes' header at goal is heading for the bottom corner, but Lloris keeps it out. Barnes is screaming for a penalty, but the referee isn't interested.
81' NO GOAL! Vokes has the ball in the back of the net from a powerful header, but it's ruled out as he's adjudged to have fouled the goalkeeper.
79' Kane won the ball back and Alli plays a neat one-two with him before seeing his team-mate stick it away.
GOAL! Kane grabs his hat-trick as he wins the ball back with a hefty challenge on Gudmundsson, before taking the ball down the left and placing it across Pope with his left foot. It's 3-0 Spurs and there's no coming back for Burnley from here.
78' Dembele replaces Son as Pochettino freshens the team up, looking to solidify his team and see out the game.
75' CHANCE! Sanchez gives the ball away to Defour and Burnley break quickly, but it just runs away from Vokes at the end and Lloris gathers it.
71' Dyche is going to a 4-4-2 now as Vokes comes on for Hendrick.
69' It was a good ball by Sissoko, but it was far too easy with the amount of space both players had to pick their spots. Very unlike Burnley to allow players in that easily.
GOAL! Sissoko plays Kane through and the usually solid Burnley back line is breached far too easily. The gap between the two centre-halves was massive and Kane had all the time in the world to run in behind and slip the ball into the back of the net. It's 2-0 to Spurs!
68' Long does superbly to head Kane's cross away from the onrushing Alli at the back-post, and he wins a free-kick in the process too.
67' Barnes is shoved over right on the edge of the box by Vertonghen as the ball comes in, but the referee gives offside instead as the flag goes up! Dyche is furious on the touchline.
65' Barnes is penalied for a foul on Aurier as the ball is whipped in towards him. The striker was all over him, and it's a waste of a good opportunity.
63' Vertonghen has an issue with one of his boots and has to get it replaced, but the game goes on in his temporary absence.
60' SAVE! Kane tries to atone for his error by firing one at goal, but Pope is equal to to it and tips it behind for a corner!
59' How are Spurs throwing these opportunities away?! Kane capitalises as Bardsley gives the ball away, but his square ball is terrible and is massively over-hit!
58' The ball comes over Alli's shoulder in the box, but he takes a touch and the keeper catches easily as it bounces up.
57' Sissoko picks up a yellow card. Perhaps some frustration is seeping through as Spurs rue their missed chances.
56' MISS! What a sitter!! Aurier bursts forward into the box and squares for Son under pressure from two defenders. The South Korean is all on his own in the box, but his first-time effort is high over the crossbar! How has he not scored? It's still just 1-0 to Spurs, but their finishing has let them down.
54' MISS! The corner eventually falls to Mee, whose left-footed effort is high over the bar. It was a difficult one to strike, but he must hit the target from that distance.
53' CHANCE! The free-kick is lofted towards Barnes, who flicks it into the middle, and Arfield chases it down and wins a corner as Sanchez and Lloris hesitate.
52' Barnes does well to hold up the ball and then to win a free-kick, dragging his side up the field.
49' CHANCE! Son slips Eriksen into the box, but his shot is deflected and Pope can gather. It was his poor kick that allowed Spurs an opportunity, but his defence protected him well.
47' MISS! Aurier feeds Eriksen on the inside-right flank, and the Dane whips it with some venom towards the near post. Kane attacks it, but it comes back off the keeper and deflects behind off of Kane for a goal kick.
46' Burnley get us going again at the start of the second half!
And there goes the half-time whistle! Spurs hold a slender advantage courtesy of Kane's early penalty after Alli was fouled by Long in the box. The midfielder was perhaps lucky to escape further punishment for his reckless lunge earlier on, and he has become a pantomime villain to the Burnley crowd, who have made their displeasure with him very audible. Burnley struggled to make any real clear-cut opportunites, and their cause was not helped when Wood was forced off with injury after a half-chance went begging. Sissoko should have made it 2-0 when put through on goal, but Pope made a fantastic double-save to deny him and keep it at just one goal. It's 1-0 to Spurs at half time!
45'+3 Some passionate booing for Alli as he gets the ball in the Burnley half, but Spurs lose the ball and that looks like being half-time.
45' Burnley win a corner, and with it a chance to get themselves level just before half-time. However, it's cleared and the ball has to be worked all the way back to Pope. Three minutes of stoppage time are announced.
42' CHANCE! A poor clearance results in a scrappy chance for Alli in the box. He tries to slip Son in, but he can't find him and the attack fizzles out.
41' Davies again, from a good crossing position, can't produce a good delivery and the ball is lofted straight out of play.
39' Gudmundsson has a chance to whip the ball into the box from a free-kick on the right, but it's a terrible delivery and curls straight behind and out of play for a goal-kick.
38' Burnley are pressing high up the field, refusing to allow Spurs to play the ball short from goal-kicks, and it works well for them as they win a throw in the Tottenham half.
37' Some good play from Burnley sees Defour with a chance to whip the ball into the box, and it's deflected behind for a corner. That's beter from Burnley, working it wide quickly and getting it into the box.
35' As it happens, Wood will not be okay to continue and is replaced by Barnes up front.
32' Wood has stayed down in the aftermath, having slid in his attempt to reach the ball and poke it home. He leaves the field momentarily for treatment, but should return shortly.
31' CHANCE! Wood plays a one-two inside the box, but just can't get onto the end of the return ball as Lloris dives out to gather! That was a great chance for Burnley!
29' The home fans seem to have taken exception to Alli after his early challenge and the fact that he won a penalty, and he's getting a frosty reception every time he receives the ball.
27' MISS! Some poor distribution from Pope sees the ball played first-time into Kane, but instead of picking Alli out, he goes for goal early and it's miles over the crossbar.
25' Wood wastes an attacking opportunity as he grapples with Davinson Sanchez and concedes a free-kick.
24' Bardsley stays down after jumping for a header with Davies, who may have caught him in the back of the head. He should be okay to continue though.
22' SAVE! Incredible double save by Pope!! Spurs break quickly from a Burnley corner, and the ball is threaded through to Sissoko in acres of space! He's one-on-one with the keeper, but Pope makes a stunning reflex save with his foot, and Sissoko's follow-up is poor and Pope saves again! The defence had to be alert to clean up afterwards too, and it was great defending in the end from the hosts!
20' Burnley have enjoyed a brief spell of possession, but have struggled to really penetrate and create when they have had the ball.
17' MISS! Alli is forced wide and his shot is deflected, but it bobbles in behind and Kane pounces on it, but can only find the side-netting. Replays show that he was marginally offside, but the flag had stayed down!
15' Son drives at the Burnley back line and fires a left-footed effort at goal, but Bardsley takes it into his body and blocks it away. Brave defending there.
13' Gudmundsson crosses from the byline, but it's too straight and Lloris can catch easily. He had men over there, and needed a better delivery.
11' Kane gets between a couple of Burnley players, but Mee is out well to block his shot behind for a corner. Good anticipation from the central defender there.
8' SAVE! Pope is forced into a low save soon after as Alli strikes one towards the bottom corner, but it's held well by the goalkeeper.
7' GOAL! Kane scores as Pope goes the wrong way, and Burnley have paid a heavy price for Long's unnecessary challenge on Alli! It's 1-0 to Spurs.
PENALTY! Long, brought in to replace Tarkowski, makes a silly challenge and gives Spurs an early penalty!
6' Davies is slipped in by Son on the left side, but his cross from the byline is high intead of fizzed, and it's a poor one.
4' Alli lunges in recklessly and is perhaps lucky to get away with only a yellow card! It was a needless, reckless challenge so early on in the game, and he was out of control.
2' Aurier miscontrols a pass out from Lloris and concedes a throw-in. Trippier will feel aggrieved to have lost his place ahead of thsi visit to his old club.
1' And Tottenham get the game going at Turf Moor!
However, he will need to break out of his current run of poor form, notching just three goals and three assists so far this season. Looking at his stats from last season, though, the bulk of his goals and assists came after the Christmas period, and it may be that we are still yet to see the best of the player this term.
Tottenham may turn to young Dele Alli for inspiration in breaking down their opposition today - the midfielder has had a hand in a goal in each of his three Premier League appearances against Burnley, scoring twice and assisting once.
Yet, the fact that this is the first time Tottenham are facing Burnley in a top-flight match when below them in the league table since April 12 1975 (when 7th-placed Burnley beat 20th-placed Spurs 3-2), is telling of the hosts' fantastic rise this season.
However, the Clarets have won just one of their seven Premier League matches against Spurs (D2 L4), winning 4-2 in May 2010 under Brian Laws.
And Spurs will need to amend their away day woes to combat the Clarets' superb home record, as they are winless in their last five Premier League games on the road, picking up just one point from a possible 15 (W0 D1 L4). They last had a longer winless away run in April 2012 under Harry Redknapp (8 games).
Furthermore, Dyche's side have lost just one of their last eight Premier League home games (W5 D2), keeping six clean sheets and conceding just twice in that run.
They will face a stubborn test in Burnley, who have not conceded more than once in a Premier League game since losing 3-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad in October.
Tottenham have slipped to seventh following a poor run of form that has seen them pick up just two wins from their last seven Premier League games, losing three times in that run to bitter rivals Arsenal, Leicester City, and Manchester City last time out.
That draw came courtesy of a stoppage-time equaliser, and Burnley have showed a resolve to fight until the end of matches, earning five points from goals scored in the final 10 minutes of games this season - only Manchester City have earned more (9).
Burnley could move into the top five with a win against an out-of-sorts Tottenham here today, and may feel confident having drawn 1-1 at Wembley in the reverse fixture at the end of August.
Spurs have made three changes from the 4-1 hounding against Manchester City, as Moussa Dembele, Harry Winks, and Kieran Trippier - facing his old club - drop out. Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko come in, while centre-back Davinson Sanchez also returns from suspension.
Just one enforced change for Sean Dyche's Burnley as James Tarkowski is handed a three-match retrospective ban for a clash with Brighton's Glenn Murray in their 0-0 draw last time out. Kevin Long comes in as a replacement.
Tottenham substitutes: Trippier, Rose, Lamela, Vorm, Llorente, Dembele, Foyth
Tottenham XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Davies, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Aurier; Dier, Sissoko; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Kane
Burnley substitutes: Lowton, Vokes, Barnes, Westwood, Walters, Wells, Lindegaard
Burnley XI (4-4-1-1): Pope; Taylor, Mee, Long, Bardsley; Arfield, Defour, Cork, Gudmundsson; Hendrick; Wood
The line-ups are out, and we'll start with the home side.
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H. Lloris
C. Taylor
J. Cork
J. Vertonghen
D. Sánchez
B. Mee
Son Heung-Min
H. Kane
C. Wood
J. Hendrick
E. Dier
S. Defour
J. Guðmunds­son
M. Sissoko
D. Alli
C. Eriksen
S. Aurier
P. Bardsley
K. Long
N. Pope
B. Davies
S. Arfield

Additional info

M. Oliver
S. Bennett
D. Cook
Fourth official
G. Scott


Match Stats

Burnley Tottenham Hotspur
40 Attacks (Dangerous) 36
4 Corners 4
9 Fouls 9
11 Free Kicks 14
8 Goal Kicks 6
5 Offsides 1
0 Shots (blocked) 3
4 Shots (off target) 6
2 Shots (on target) 5
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
24 Throw Ins 28

Regular Season

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Turf Moor

Turf Moor