Search

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Burnley 1: Spurs denied victory by late Chris Wood equaliser for Burnley

PUBLISHED: 17:56 27 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:56 27 August 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli scores his side's first goal of the game against Burnley (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli scores his side's first goal of the game against Burnley (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Alli 49) Burnley 1 (Wood 90+2)

Burnley's Sam Vokes (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier battle for the ball during (pic: Adam Davy/PA) Burnley's Sam Vokes (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier battle for the ball during (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Tottenham Hotspur’s wait for a first Premier League win at Wembley goes on after conceding a stoppage-time equaliser in their draw with Burnley.

Despite enjoying much of the ball in the opening 45 minutes, Spurs were unable to do much with it.

Spurs took the lead early in the second half through Dele Alli, but, seemingly on their way to collecting all three points, conceded a stoppage-time equaliser.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino made just one change from last Sunday’s loss at home to Chelsea, with Heung-Min Son replacing Victor Wanyama, who missed out with an injured knee.

Burnley's Robbie Brady (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball (pic: Adam Davy/PA) Burnley's Robbie Brady (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Mousa Dembele retained his starting spot from last weekend to make his 200th appearance in all competitions for Spurs.

There was a spot on the bench for defender Davinson Sanchez, who joined in the week from Ajax, and academy product Tashan Oakley-Boothe, with both making their first appearance in a matchday squad for the north Londoners.

After enjoying mich of the ball early on, Tottenham almost fell behind in bizarre fashion in the seventh minute.

Burnley winger Robbie Brady cut in from the left and crossed, but the Irishman’s ball almost caught out home stopper Hugo Lloris, who could only palm it behind for a corner, which came to nothing.

Twelve minutes later, Spurs were awarded a free kick in the opposition half when Dele Alli was fouled by Johan Berg Gudmundsson.

Ben Davies delivered the set piece in delightfully, but Harry Kane was unable to get his header on target as his wait for a Premier League goal in August went on.

With 22 minutes on the clock, a well-worked short corner routine resulted in Christian Eriksen dinking the ball in from the right for Spurs, but Eric Dier headed over from 12 yards.

In the 38th minute, Alli found Davies down the left for Tottenham after showing some quick feet, with the Welshman crossing into the box.

The ball found Kane six yards out, and it looked to all that he would end his August curse, only for Clarets defender James Tarkowski to produce a superb block.

That proved to be the last real piece of goalmouth action in a frustrating opening half for the north Londoners, with neither side able to find the net at Wembley.

However, it took Spurs less than four minutes of the second half to find a breakthrough.

A corner from the right was nodded on by Dier at the near post, with Alli getting a shot away.

The England international’s initial effort was blocked by Burnley defender Matthew Lowton, but Alli was on hand to slam home the rebound from six yards.

The goal seemed to lift Tottenham, with the hosts intent on adding a quick second.

Four minutes after taking the lead, Eriksen laid the ball off the Kane inside the box, but the forward curled wide of the goal.

Kane was involved again in the 62nd minute, leading a Spurs counter-attack down the right, but was unable to pick out Son in the box with his final ball, insteading finding Clarets keeper Tom Heaton.

The north Londoners were given a fright in the 71st minute when a Burnley counter almost ended in Brady finding the net, but a fine save from Lloris at his near post kept the hosts ahead.

Two minutes later, Kane went close again to ending his August hoodoo, with Heaton tipping around the post after the Tottenham forward was found in the box by Davies.

Spurs continued to have chances to double their lead after that, with Eriksen, Kane and Alli among those to test Heaton in the minutes that followed as the hosts searched for a second.

Despite the chances, Spurs nearly conceded an equaliser with seven minutes remaining, only for Lloris to rush out quickly and deny Burnley substitute Chris Wood.

The New Zealand continued to trouble Spurs in the closing moments, testing Lloris with a header before firing wide a couple of moments later.

Despite multiple warnings, Tottenham failed to heed them as Wood netted a stoppage-time equaliser for Burnley.

The striker, recently signed from Leeds United, latched on to a through ball from Brady, tucking the ball past Lloris with his first touch.

The goal was a huge blow for Spurs as their Wembley hoodoo stretches on, leaving Pochettino with plenty to mull over heading into the international break.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele (Sanchez 90+2); Eriksen (Winks 88), Son (Sissoko 70), Alli; Kane.

Subs: Vorm (GK), Janssen, Walker-Peters, Oakley-Boothe.

Burnley (4-5-1): Heaton; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Gudmundsson (Wood 57), Cork, Arfield, Defour (Westwood 81), Brady; Vokes (Barnes 57).

Subs: Pope, Taylor, Bardsley, Long.

Referee: Lee Mason.

Attendance: 67,862

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

Brisbane Road outfit lost again in the National League and their Swindon Town loanee knows it isn’t good enough

16:30

Clapton assistant manager Wayne Seal is disappointed to see his side crash out of the FA Vase with a 3-2 defeat to London Lions.

NFC West: Arizona Cardinals 0 Los Angeles Rams 33

18:06

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist suffered life threatening injuries in Clapton this afternoon.

12:00

Spurs forward delighted to put on a show in front of some sporting legends and aiming to be alongside them one day

14:53

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in City Road that left a man unconscious and a woman with a broken nose.

Ex-Crewe Alexandra boss calls on team to lift it by 50 per cent if they want to start moving up the table

A 10-day music and community festival headlined by The National and The xx – and starring 200 other acts – will replace Lovebox and Field Day in Victoria Park next year.



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists