Spurs beat Burnley in stoppage time
- Spurs stay third
- Eriksen, Dele, Kane team up for winner
- Hart hard done by in loss
- Burnley 17th
Christian Eriksen’s stoppage time goal finally gave Tottenham Hotspur an avenue past Joe Hart, as Spurs beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
Tottenham’s 39 points are five behind leaders Man City, while Burnley’s 12 points have them 17th.
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Spurs had most of the ball as expected, but needed 17 minutes to get a good chance through Lucas Moura.
Some delightful, creative play from Spurs saw Erik Lamela unable to convert a Moussa Sissoko set-up in the 31st minute thanks a Joe Hart intervention.
The hosts maintained control, but Ashley Barnes couldn’t properly reach a Phil Bardsley cross after Spurs backstop Hugo Lloris gave the ball away to Burnley.
Hart stopped a Lamela back post effort with fine low stop, as Burnley moved to within 15 minutes of getting a point at Wembley.
And substitute Heung-min Son dragged a fine chance across goal but just wide of the far post in the 86th.
Dele Alli was inches from making it 1-0 on a Son cross, but got a reprieve when Eriksen scored in the first minute of stoppage time. Dele knocked the ball down for Kane, who slid the Dane on goal for his first of the season.
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18y 36d - Aged 18 years and 36 days, Oliver Skipp is the fourth youngest ever player to make his first Premier League start for Tottenham Hotspur, after Stephen Carr (17y 28d), Andy Turner (17y 146d) and Philip Ifil (17y 270d). Step.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2018
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