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Son’s hat trick beats Burnley, keeps Tottenham unbeaten under Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou’s side is one of the most entertaining attacking teams in the Premier League, a far cry from recent Tottenham seasons

Highlights: Tottenham 5, Burnley 2
Heung-min Son led the way for Tottenham with a hat-trick performance to secure three points for Spurs against Burnley at Turf Moor.

Tottenham fell behind early but stormed back to beat Burnley 5-2 at Turf Moor on Saturday, and remain unbeaten under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

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Heung-min Son bagged a hat trick to go with goals from James Maddison and Cristian Romero either side of halftime, as Spurs made it three straight wins after an opening-day draw. After four games, Tottenham sit 2nd in the Premier League table, behind only three-time defending champions Manchester City.

Burnley began brightest on Saturday, though, and the Clarets went 1-0 up not even four minutes into the game. USMNT-eligible winger Luca Koleosho raced down the left wing and cut a cross back for Lyle Foster near the top of the six-yard box, and Foster redirected it low and between the legs of Guglielmo Vicario.

The lead lasted just 12 minutes, and what a fantastic equalizer it was from Son. Spurs’ captain combined with Manor Solomon in the opening field, before the Israeli international found his Korean counterpart with a clever through ball. Goalkeeper James Trafford appeared to be in good position to deal with the danger, only for Son to chip a deft ball over the top to find the back of the net.

Spurs only grew greater and more dominant as the first half wore on, and Postecoglou’s side got their just reward in stoppage time. Burnley failed to fully clear a corner kick at multiple opportunities, and Romero made them pay dearly. The Argentine took a full run-up and smashed his right foot through it. Trafford had no hope of reaching it.

It was all Tottenham again in the second half, as Maddison made it two goals (to go with two assists) in his first four games for the club. Maddison drove through the heart of Burnley’s midfield and could have place his strike any more perfectly inside the far post.

That’s when the floodgates opened up. Nine minutes later, 3-1 became 4-1, and three minutes after that, 5-1. Again, it was Solomon who found Son with a simple cut-back cross, not to mention ample time and space to cushion a right-footed finish right where it had to be. Son’s third goal was perhaps the pick of the litter, but more for Pedro Porro’s 40-yard through ball that bypassed three defenders and found Son on the edge of the box. One touch to receive and control, one more to bounce it under Trafford for the hat trick.

Ange-ball becoming Tottenham’s new talisman

How do you replace your record goalscorer when they leave the club? You don’t — at least in Tottenham’s case, they simply couldn’t, because there’s not another striker in the world like Harry Kane. Four games into the season, six different Tottenham players have scored a goal already, including three who have scored at least two. Last season, Kane scored 30 Premier League goals, Son scored 10 and no one else scored more than five.

Ange-ball manufacturers scoring chances by the ton, not just for one or two key players but for anyone and everyone who ventures forward to join the attack. There will be some growing pains along the way, no doubt, but the combination of 1) a fast, unbeaten start, 2) no European games to take focus away from PL performances, and 3) more time for players to train Postecoglou’s system, make Tottenham a very serious top-four contender this season.

Burnley vs Tottenham, final score: 2-5

Goalscorers: Lyle Foster (4'), Heung-min Son (16', 63', 66'), Cristian Romero (45' +1), James Maddison (54'), Josh Brownhill (90' +3)

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66th minute - GOAL - Son completes his hat trick to put Spurs 5-1 up
Son scores hat-trick for Tottenham against Burnley
Heung-min Son gets his hat-trick as Tottenham takes an incredible 5-1 lead over Burnley at Turf Moor.

63rd minute - GOAL - Son makes it 4-1 with his second goal of the game
Son doubles his tally for Tottenham v. Burnley
Heung-min Son scores his second goal of the match as Tottenham increases their lead to 4-1 over Burnley at Turf Moor.

54th minute - GOAL - James Maddison smashes a beauty inside the far post for 3-1

45th minute +1 - GOAL - Cristian Romero unleashes a screamer from outside the box
Romero's strike puts Tottenham in front of Burnley
Cristian Romero's rocket from outside the box rattles the back of the net to give Spurs a 2-1 lead over Burnley at Turf Moor.

16th minute - GOAL - Heung-min Son chips the deftest finish to pull Tottenham level

4th minute - GOAL - Burnley cut through Spurs’ defense, Lyle Foster makes it 1-0
Foster gives Burnley shock lead against Tottenham
Lyle Foster finds some space in the box and gets on the receiving end of a cross to give Burnley an early 1-0 lead over Tottenham at Turf Moor.

Burnley starting lineup

Tottenham starting lineup

Burnley team news, lineup options

Anass Zaroury is still out suspended after picking up a red card against Manchester City in the opening game of the season.

Jordan Beyer will miss out after picking up a thigh injury but he should be back after the international break.

Michael Obafemi remains out long-term and so is Darko Churlinov.

Kompany has plenty of different options in midfield and attack with Nathan Redmond, Jay Rodriguez and Aaron Ramsey perhaps pushing for a start given their experience of playing in the Premier League.

Tottenham team news, lineup options

Rodrigo Bentancur is still a few months away from returning from a long-term knee injury, while Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil are also out.

Destiny Udogie is likely to be okay as he came off at Bournemouth with a slight knee injury.

It will probably be an unchanged lineup for Ange because if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. The only change could come up top with Richarlison dropping to the bench and Son maybe moving centrally with Perisic or Lo Celso starting out wide.