English Premiership

Burnley add to Spurs' Wembley woes

2017-08-27 19:32
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Cape Town - Burnley scored late on to deny Tottenham Hotspur all three points in their Premier League clash at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son were the first to threaten for Spurs with a couple of early sighters that failed to test Clarets keeper Tom Heaton.

Robbie Brady nearly caught Hugo Lloris off-guard with an inswinging cross towards the far post before James Tarkowski sent a good header just over the Spurs goal from a corner.

Christian Eriksen then saw his 10th minute shot, after some good approach play from Son, deflect wide of the target.

Kane should have done better with a header at the back post from a Ben Davies free-kick before Dier powered a header just over the goal, from an Eriksen ball.

The away side began to frustrate their opponents with some well-organised defending though Spurs were able to pick up their efforts as the half drew on and Kane came close to breaking his August goal-scoring drought with a fierce drive that was blocked by Tarkowski.

Dele Alli looked lively at the start of the second half before reacting quickest to an early corner from a good Dier flick on at the near post.

The goalscorer got a shot away amidst a bundle of bodies before slotting into the bottom right hand corner of the net after his first effort was blocked and rebounded back into his path.

Kane should have extended Spurs' lead on 53 minutes but fired just wide as Lloris was forced to deal with a 71 minute Brady effort.

Heaton then tipped wide a Kane shot after a good ball forward from Davies while Eriksen saw his stinging drive tipped away by the Burnley stopper.

Eriksen and Kane should have both killed off the game as good chances kept being created by Spurs, who found themselves under pressure in the dying minutes.

Jan Vertonghen cleared under pressure from Barnes, before Wood smashed in an unstoppable shot past Lloris after being played through on goal by Brady.

 

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