PREM: Burnley 0-2 Tottenham


Heung-Min Son celebrates scoring the second goal for Tottenham

Tottenham picked up their first away Premier League victory since New Year's Day as they beat Burnley 2-0, closing the gap on league leaders Chelsea to seven points.


It was a mostly even affair until the 66th minute when Eric Dier hit home from a Christian Eriksen corner, before Heung-Min Son tapped in from a Dele Alli cross 11 minutes later to give Spurs their first league win at Turf Moor.

There was also concern for Harry Winks who was stretchered off at half-time after injuring his ankle, while Burnley had few chances to speak of as they lost their first home league game since a 2-1 defeat to Man City in November. With Chelsea beaten by Crystal Palace, Tottenham have now closed the gap on the Premier League leaders to seven points while Burnley remain on 32 points.

Burnley named an unchanged side from their last Premier League outing while Mauricio Pochettino handed rare starts to Vincent Janssen, Kieran Trippier and Winks in three changes from the 2-1 win against Southampton just under two weeks ago.
 
The first half saw chances at a premium, with the Clarets having the first effort of the game in the eighth minute as Matt Lowton fizzed a cross from the right-hand side that Ashley Barnes could only head into the hands of Hugo Lloris before Toby Alderweireld fired a fierce drive straight at Tom Heaton ten minutes later.

Tottenham had the best effort of the opening period in the 33rd minute as Christian Eriksen powered down the field, getting down the left-hand side of the box and seeing his cross-come-shot saved by the fingertips of Heaton. The rebound then fell to the feet of Alli with an open net at his mercy but the 20-year-old could only smash his effort over the crossbar.
 
The half did not end well for the visitors who were forced into two late substitutions as Victor Wanyama repeatedly went down with an injury before being replaced in the 43rd minute by Mousa Dembele. Winks then landed awkwardly on his ankle just after as he tried to tackle Stephen Ward before rolling into equipment in the Burnley technical area. Moussa Sissoko replaced him in one of the last actions of the opening 45 minutes, with the 21-year-old stretchered off at half-time and taken to hospital.
 
The second period continued in a very similar vein to the first, with Heaton called into saves in the opening ten minutes as Janssen - making his first Premier League start in 2017 - tested the stopper from the left-hand side of the box before he played a delightful give-and-go with Ben Davies who also forced a low save.

Tottenham found the breakthrough in the 66th minute, as Eriksen whipped in a corner that found Jeff Hendrick at the back post but he could only clear into the path of Dier in the six-yard box who stroked home to score his first Premier League goal since December 2015.
 
Burnley had some half efforts sandwiched between the two goals, with Michael Keane collecting a long pass, rounded former team-mate Trippier at the top of the box, but could only lash wide of the post before Ashley Barnes laid the ball off for Scott Arfield at the top of the box but he again could only hit over the crossbar.

The visitors rounded off their victory in the 77th minute after the introduction of Son for Janssen, with Eriksen doing well to spot the run of Alli to his right.The midfielder then burst down the side of the box, cutting the ball back for Son in the six-yard box who slotted home to see Spurs win their first away Premier League game since a 4-1 win against Watford on New Year's Day.


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