In a masterful display of football, Son Heung-min bagged a hat-trick, propelling Tottenham Hotspur to a resounding 5-2 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. The win preserves Spurs’ undefeated status in the current Premier League season.
Burnley’s Lyle Foster initially dazzled with a brilliantly executed move, handing the Clarets a surprise lead. Yet just a dozen minutes later, Son’s artful goal reestablished a level playing field, and the visitors seized control from there.
Dominating possession for the remainder of the first half, Spurs saw Cristian Romero unleash a perfectly curled shot from the edge of the 18-yard box to gain the lead as the half-time whistle loomed.
James Maddison, continuing his hot streak this season, added another gem to Spurs’ tally nine minutes into the second half. His curled effort outclassed Burnley’s goalie James Trafford, especially after Burnley squandered possession in their own defensive third.
Son wasn’t done, though. The South Korean forward deftly slotted the ball past Trafford for his second goal of the match and soon clinched his hat-trick with a ground-hugging missile, courtesy of Pedro Porro’s surgical through ball.
Josh Brownhill netted a tidy goal for Burnley during injury time, but by then it was a mere footnote in a script dominated by Spurs.
The North London club, despite a recent EFL Cup exit at the hands of Fulham, now sits comfortably with ten points from their first four matches. Meanwhile, Burnley’s search for a maiden point this season continues.
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Burnley Player Ratings
- James Trafford: 5.15
- Al Dakhil: 4.70
- O’Shea: 4.97
- Beyer: 4.60
- Roberts: 4.65
- Gudmundsson: 4.66
- Cullen: 4.72
- Berge: 4.24
- Koleosho: 4.67
- Amdouni: 4.55
- Foster: 5.28
- Cork: 4.15
- Brownhill: 4.39
- Redmond: 4.06
- Bruun Larsen: 4.24
- Delcroix: 4.34
- Possession: Burnley 46% – Tottenham 54%
- Total Shots: Burnley 16 – Tottenham 20
- Shots on Target: Burnley 4 – Tottenham 10
- Corner Kicks: Burnley 7 – Tottenham 4
- Fouls Committed: Burnley 15 – Tottenham 9
So there you have it, folks! In the game of football, sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug. And let’s just say, Burnley might be scraping themselves off someone’s bumper for a while. Feel free to share your own player ratings and let us know how you rate each team’s performance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tottenham vs Burnley Match Summary
What was the final score of the Tottenham vs Burnley match?
Tottenham Hotspur triumphed over Burnley with a convincing 5-2 victory.
Who scored the goals for Tottenham?
Son Heung-min was the star of the show, netting an impressive hat-trick for Tottenham Hotspur.
How did Burnley manage to take an early lead?
Lyle Foster showcased skill with a well-executed move to give Burnley an early lead in the match.
How did Tottenham manage to turn the game around?
Son Heung-min’s delicate finish restored parity for Tottenham just 12 minutes after Burnley’s lead. Spurs then dominated the first half and secured the lead with a curling shot from Cristian Romero.
Did Burnley manage to make a comeback?
Josh Brownhill’s neat finish did pull one back for Burnley during stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough to alter the outcome.
How did James Maddison contribute to Tottenham’s win?
James Maddison scored a spectacular goal, curling the ball beyond Burnley’s goalie to extend Tottenham’s lead.
What impact did this victory have on Tottenham’s standing in the league?
Despite their EFL Cup exit earlier in the week, Tottenham now boasts an impressive ten points from their first four games, showcasing a strong start to the Premier League season.
What about Burnley’s performance this season?
Unfortunately, Burnley continues to search for their first point of the season, as they remain without a victory in the current campaign.