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Tottenham 5-0 Burnley: Heung-Min Son solo goal helps Spurs thrash Burnley
Free highlights and match report as Tottenham smash Burnley
Last Updated: 07/12/19 10:16pm
Heung-Min Son scored a goal-of-the-season contender as Tottenham hammered Burnley 5-0 on Saturday.
The Tottenham forward picked up the ball on the edge of his own box and skipped past a flurry of challenges as he surged to the other end of the field before coolly slotting home (32) the hosts' third of the afternoon.
Spurs had already stunned their visitors with two quickfire goals. Harry Kane lashed in a spectacular of his own with just four minutes on the clock and Lucas Moura (9) tucked in from close range before Moussa Sissoko hit a post.
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Burnley hit the bar and a post themselves from a Robbie Brady header during a frantic first half but another powerful Kane finish (54) maintained Spurs' dominance at the start of the second period and Sissoko added gloss (74) as the hosts cruised to a victory which moves them six points off the top four in the Premier League.
How Son's wonder goal helped Spurs to huge win
Tottenham's midweek defeat at Manchester United had Jose Mourinho fielding questions about their defensive problems in the build-up to this clash but it was Burnley's weaknesses at the back which were badly exposed inside the first 10 minutes on Saturday.
Tottenham: Gazzaniga (7), Vertonghen (7), Sanchez (7), Alderweireld (7), Aurier (7), Alli (8), Sissoko (8), Dier (7), Moura (7), Son (9), Kane (9).
Subs: Sessegnon (n/a), Skipp (n/a), Parrott (n/a).
Burnley: Pope (4), Tarkowski (5), Lowton (4), Pieters (5), Mee (5), Brady (5), Hendrick (5), McNeil (6), Cork (6), Wood (5), Rodriguez (6).
Subs: Lennon (n/a), Vydra (n/a).
Man of the match: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham)
Sean Dyche's team had been beaten 4-1 by Manchester City on Tuesday and were immediately undone by a fierce strike from Kane from 20 yards.
Moura doubled that advantage moments later, prodding home from barely a yard out from Dele Alli's header after Son's shot was saved by Burnley keeper Nick Pope and looped up off Ben Mee.
Tottenham looked as though they might score with every attack during a superb opening 20 minutes, with Sissoko hitting the post after good work from Son and Alli denied by a superb last-ditch tackle from James Tarkowski.
Then, just as Burnley were beginning to find a foothold and enjoying a good chance of their own when Brady's header somehow hit the woodwork twice and stayed out, Son produced a moment of magic.
Harry Winks missed out - he appeared to pick up an ankle knock against Manchester United - so Eric Dier came into central midfield for Spurs.
Burnley made three changes, with Matt Lowton, Robbie Brady and Jay Rodriguez coming in. Injured Phil Bardsley was absent and Danny Drinkwater and Aaron Lennon dropped to the bench.
Dyche may have been less than impressed with some of the attempted tackles from his players but Son's lung-busting, mazy 80-yard driving run had the Tottenham fans on their feet in excitement as he twisted and turned past challenge after challenge. Once he arrived in the Burnley box he smartly clipped the ball home.
Son had been awarded the Asian International Player of the Year trophy before kick-off - and the 2019/20 goal-of-the-season prize may be coming his way too.
Kane ensured Spurs picked up where they left off after the break, stepping inside Tarkowski to fire in his second of the match moments after coming back onto the field following an ankle knock and the Tottenham captain then combined well with Sissoko as the Frenchman made it five with a darting run.
Jose Mourinho, Tottenham: "Even before this goal my son calls him Son-aldo, Son-aldo Nazario - and today he was Son-aldo Nazario.
"The only thing that came to my mind is the goal where I had the honour to be seated next to Sir Bobby Robson, it was Compostela-Barcelona, 1996, and Ronaldo Nazario got the ball behind the midfield line and scored a very similar goal to Son. Amazing goal."
Sean Dyche, Burnley: "Five goals came from five giveaways. Sloppiness. We don't normally turn it over in those key moments that easily. We had two key chances at 1-0 and 2-0 down, which gives you a foothold. But it wasn't to be. They were too good, too strong and super clinical in their finishing. We're depleted at the minute. We're not a million miles away but we need more than that."
Man of the match: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham)
Heung-Min Son's goal of the season contender helped him to the man-of-the-match prize, too. There has already been plenty said about the goal - and you can watch it for yourself in the highlights package above. But Son's performance was sensational throughout.
He caused Burnley problems repeatedly with his speed, direct dribbling and brilliance in and around the box. He picked up an assist for Kane's opener and would have had another if Sissoko's shot had found the net rather than the post in the first-half.
With two goals and five assists since Jose Mourinho joined, he's in stunning form.
- Jose Mourinho has seen his side score five goals in the Premier League for the first time since January 2015 (Chelsea 5-0 Swansea) - his Manchester United team never scored more than four goals in his 93 league games with the club.
- Burnley's 5-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur is their joint-biggest margin of defeat in the Premier League (0-5 v Tottenham - Sept 2009, 1-6 v Man City - April 2010, 0-5 v Arsenal - May 2018, 0-5 v Man City - Oct 2018).
- Burnley have won just one of their last 28 Premier League games against the 'big six' sides (D6 L21), losing each of their last seven in a row.
- Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has never lost a Premier League game against Burnley (P8 W5 D3 L0); only against Swansea City (9) has he played more games without tasting defeat in the competition.
- Tottenham's Son Heung-min has been directly involved in 15 goals in his 15 appearances at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, more than any other player (9 goals, 6 assists).
- Dele Alli has been directly involved in seven goals in five games under Jose Mourinho in all competitions (4 goals, 3 assists), over twice as many as he registered under Mauricio Pochettino this season (2 goals, 1 assist in 10 apps).
Tottenham travel to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday before visiting Wolves in the Premier League next Sunday.
Meanwhile, Burnley host Newcastle next Saturday in the Premier League.
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