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Burnley 2-5 Tottenham Hotspur: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more


Match report

The fine start to the campaign being enjoyed by Tottenham Hotspur continued on Saturday, en route to a dominant victory over Burnley.

Ange Postecoglou’s troops made the trip to Turf Moor a short time ago, hopeful of making it a trio of successive Premier League victories.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what Spurs managed, in some style.

It was actually hosts Burnley who opened the scoring in proceedings, upon Lyle Foster finding the net within five minutes.

From here, however, the visitors took firm control, levelling things up through Son Heung-min, before taking the lead on the stroke of the interval courtesy of a stunning strike on the part of stopper Cristian Romero:

A further strike from James Maddison put Tottenham all but out of sight ten minutes into the 2nd-half, but there was still time for captain fantastic Son to add some real gloss to the scoreline.

After adding his 2nd of the day just beyond the hour mark, the South Korean was back at it again just minutes later, taking his season tally from zero to three in the space of one afternoon.

Burnley did manage to reduce the damage late on by way of Josh Brownhill, but the damage had long been done, as Postecoglou’s Spurs climbed into 2nd in the Premier League table.

Player ratings

Burnley

James Trafford - 4

Ameen Al-Dakhil - 3

Dara O’Shea - 4.5

Louis Beyer - 5

Connor Roberts - 3.5

Johann Gudmundsson - 5.5

Josh Cullen - 6

Sander Berge - 5.5

Luca Koleosho - 5

Zeki Amdouni - 5.5

Lyle Foster - 6

Substitutes: Josh Brownhill - 6, Hannes Delcroix - 5.5, Nathan Redmond - 5, Jacob Bruun Larsen - 5, Jack Cork - 5

Tottenham Hotspur

Guglielmo Vicario - 5.5

Pedro Porro - 7

Cristian Romero - 7.5

Micky Van de Ven - 6

Destiny Udogie - 8

Pape Matar Sarr - 6

Yves Bissouma - 6.5

James Maddison - 8.5

Dejan Kulusevski - 6.5

Manor Solomon - 7.5

Son Heung-min - 9

Substitutes: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - 5, Ivan Perisic - 5.5, Richarlison - 4.5, Oliver Skipp - N/A, Emerson Royal - N/A

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