Burnley 0 – Tottenham 3
Tottenham started the hectic Christmas schedule with an excellent 3-0 win at Burnley.
Harry Kane was the star of the show for Spurs as the England international scored a hattrick.
After Dele Alli hit the deck in the Burnley box, Kane opened from the penalty.
In the second half he scored two more, while Tottenham missed a boatload of chances to extend the scoreline further.
— VOOsport (@VOOsport) December 23, 2017
Will Dele Alli be banned?
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli carries a reputation for being a hothead.
On Saturday against Burnley, Alli was involved in two controversial decisions in the opening exchanges in the game.
Within the opening few minutes of the game, Dele Alli put in a shocking challenge on Burnley’s Charlie Taylor.
Dele went to ground way too early and could well have received a red card from referee Michael Oliver.
The Spurs midfielder was only booked after four minutes and then significantly impacted the game three minutes later.
Alli went down in the box from a challenge by Kevin Long and Spurs had a penalty.
On another day, Dele could have received a second booking for diving after seven minutes.
Harry Kane defends Dele Alli
After the match Harry Kane spoke to BT Sport.
The Tottenham striker celebrated his three goals and the three points.
Spurs are now fifth in the Premier League, a point behind Liverpool.
When asked about Alli’s two incidents at the start of the game, Kane came to his team mates defence.
He argued that the tackle was a 50/50 while he said the penalty call was correct.
The penalty 🤔
Dele's tackle ⚠️
The records 👊
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 23, 2017
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