Tottenham Hotspur 5 Burnley 0
By Burnley FC
December 7 2019
The Clarets’ first trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is not one they will wish to remember for long after suffering their joint heaviest defeat in the Premier League.
A rampant Spurs side matched the five-goal margin of victory Manchester City enjoyed last season and way back in the 2009/10 campaign in Burnley’s first tilt at the Premier League.
The Clarets are un-recognisable from those early days but this was still a harsh lesson of life in the top-flight as Sean Dyche’s men succumbed to a third successive loss to slip a further place down the table and to within just three points of the relegation zone.
Given their record at Tottenham’s previous two homes – White Hart Lane and Wembley – this was always going to be a tough test for a below-strength Burnley line-up.
And any thoughts of securing a first top-flight win at Spurs since 1974 were almost over after just 10 minutes as the Londoners roared into an early two-goal lead.
A fightback might have been on the cards had the Clarets managed to take one of a couple if first-half chances.
But with Heung-Min Son, who shared star billing with two-goal striker Harry Kane, having made it 3-0 after half an hour it became a painful afternoon exaggerated by second-half strikes from Kane and Moussa Sissoko.
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Quote:Give Burnley their due they could have cynically brought Son down, something I hate are “professional fouls”. Some good finishing by Spurs, pretty entertaining stuff from the little I’ve seen of the match.Jilted
I’ve only seen the Son solo effort on the telly, good goal from a neutral point of view, but really to run the whole pitch without a challenge is poor from Burnley.