Tottenham Hotspur beat Burnley 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Saturday, as they came out on top following a crazy 14 minute spell in the first half.
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Spurs, who have now won three on the spin in all competitions, went ahead through Harry Kane’s opener but Burnley equalized with a stunning strike from Ashley Barnes outside the box. However Erik Lamela proved he had something even better in his locker as he cur in from the right and curled in a beauty which turned out to be the game-winner.
With the win Tottenham move up to sixth place on 27 points, while battling Burnley are back in the bottom three on 15 points.
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Spurs went ahead through Kane but their lead did not last for long as Barnes scored a stunner to make it 1-1. The Burnley forward collected the ball on the edge of the box and smashed in an effort to the top corner which Hugo Lloris could get nowhere near.
Soon after Spurs were on the attack as Lamela got to the byline and pulled a inviting ball back across the six yards box which missed everyone but Christian Eriksen arrived at the back post but hammered the ball over the bar.
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Before the break Argentine winger Lamela cut in from the right and then curled home an absolute beauty (his first Premier League goal) to make it 2-1 to Spurs.
After the interval Danny Ings was twice denied by Lloris as Burnley started the second half brightly and the French ‘keeper also kept out Ross Wallace’s free kick with a stunning sprawling save. Spurs limped to victory after failing to add to their two first half strikes, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side are starting to string together wins at the perfect time of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Mason (Stambouli, 44′), Lamela, Eriksen (Rose, 90+3′), Chadli, Kane (Soldado, 84′)
Goals: Kane (21′), Lamela (35′)
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee, Arfield (Wallace, 79′), Jones, Marney, Boyd (Kightly, 79′), Ings, Barnes (Jutkiewicz, 89′)
Goal: Barnes (27′)