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L. Richardson
J. Rodriguez
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G. Bale
Son Heung-Min
4 - 0
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Lucas Moura
Goal
3 - 0
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H. Kane
G. Bale
2 - 0
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G. Bale
Son Heung-Min
1 - 0

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58% 41%
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Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 633 439
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Commentary

That is all from this Premier League fixture, until next time!
Tottenham's win lifts them to eighth in the table, back up above Aston Villa and London rivals Arsenal. The next fixture for Mourinho's side sees them make the short trip to Fulham, while Burnley, who were fairly poor in this game, remain 15th and they next host Leicester City.
After being granted a rare starting opportunity, Bale repaid Mourinho's faith by opening the scoring after 68 seconds. First-half goals from Kane and Lucas then compounded Burnley's problems as they went in three goals down at half-time. A quieter second-half performance saw Bale grab his second goal to complete a dominant showing from the hosts, who end up 4-0 victors over the Clarets.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 4-0 BURNLEY
90' + 3' Hojbjerg goes to control Doherty's pass and ends up on the floor, clutching his leg and appearing to be in pain. Spurs' medical team rush on to tend to him and this is not what Mourinho will have wanted right at the end of the game. The Dane then returns to his feet and hobbles off the pitch.
90' + 2' WIDE! Spurs break from the visitors' corner, with Kane initially finding Son, who makes it to the right of the area before returning the favour to his captain. The English forward races onto Son's pass but then skews his left-footed effort wide of goal to the left.
90' + 2' Hojbjerg and Stephens are pushing each other all over the place inside the area but that will not matter as Lloris claims Burnley's second consecutive corner.
90' + 1' Alderweireld shows his experience to read Richardson's intentions and put it out for a corner on the right-hand side. McNeil swings it in on top of Lloris but Tarkowski can only head over from close range.
90' Son and Lamela have the chance to counter-attack from the visitors' corner but the latter fails to bring down a diagonal pass just inside Burnley's half. A better first touch there and the Argentine would have been through on goal against Pope.
L. Richardson
J. Rodriguez
88' Youngster Richardson comes on for Rodriguez to make his Premier League debut.
88' Rodriguez towers above Doherty and hits the crossbar with his header from near the penalty spot but it would not have counted either way as Friend had already given a free-kick for a foul on Sanchez.
87' Stephens ends up sliding through the back of Lamela on the right-hand touchline but referee Friend seems to think it was accidental and avoids dishing out the first yellow card of this game.
86' McNeil and Wood are having a bit of a disagreement as the former's pass nearly played in the New Zealand forward. That passage of play and the subsequent frustrations perhaps best sum up Burnley's performance down in London today.
85' Tarkowski gets his feet in a tangle but, under the pressure of Kane, manages to work it back to Pope before Spurs' captain can capitalise on the opportunity. The hosts then regain possession and are content to work it around the back.
83' Wood appears to be in a good shooting position but strangely opts to play back to Lowton on the right-hand side. Kane and Son then link-up to launch a counter-attack, which results in the latter blasting well over Pope's goal from the right of the area.
M. Doherty
S. Aurier
81' Aurier, who had missed the last four games through injury, completes 80 minutes before being substituted off for Doherty.
D. Stephens
J. Cork
81' Stephens returns to action as he replaces Cork in the middle of the park.
80' The hosts have taken their foot off the gas as the game approaches its finale. They continue to keep possession with real efficiency but appear to lack the desire to go in search of a fifth goal.
78' Son has created six chances today - his joint-most in a single Premier League game (also six v Stoke in December 2017).
77' Lamela invites Taylor to tackle him before knocking it past the full-back and running around him. The Argentine then appears stuck for options and the counter-attacking opportunity breaks down as Westwood intervenes in the middle of the park.
75' Alli feels he was fouled by Lowton on the left-hand side but referee Friend shakes his head and insists play goes on. The away side, as has been the case for much of the game, then opt to play backwards to Pope, who fires long up the pitch.
74' GREAT SAVE! Alli and Kane exchange a one-two on the halfway line with the former playing in Son down the left-hand channel. Son shifts it onto his right foot before looking to bend it into the far corner but Pope gets down well to turn it around the post for a corner to the hosts.
C. Wood
M. Vydra
73' After a six-game absence, Wood returns to action for the visitors and replaces Vydra up top.
72' Hojbjerg and Aurier do excellently to work possession around the press of four or five Burnley players on the right-hand touchline but then go nowhere with their passing out wide. It also looks like Dyche is set to make his first substitution of the game. 
71' CLOSE! Ndombele regains possession in his own half and feeds Son, who finds Kane. The Spurs captain takes his time to move it onto his right foot before unleashing a dipping and swerving right-footed effort, which Pope is forced to parry over the bar.
E. Lamela
G. Bale
70' There will be no hat-trick for Bale as Mourinho opts to brings him off for Lamela on the 70-minute mark.
69' SAVE! Another chance falls to Vydra, who does well to carve an effort out of what was a fairly innocuous long ball. The Czech squares up Sanchez, moving it onto his left foot but his strike is then comfortably caught by Lloris, who dives to his right to make the save.
68' Bale has been directly involved in seven goals in his last four appearances for Tottenham in all competitions (4 goals, 3 assists). Will the Welshman get a well-deserved hat-trick here against Dyche's side?
D. Alli
Lucas Moura
66' Scorer of the third goal, Lucas, comes off for Alli, who scored in midweek against Wolfsberger with a wonderful, acrobatic effort.
65' Rodriguez, who has worked hard all game for no reward as of yet, beats Sanchez in an aerial duel but no one is around the Burnley forward to support him. On the touchline, it looks like Mourinho is set to make his first change of this Premier League fixture.
64' An Ndombele mistake in the middle of the park allows Vydra to be set free up top. Sanchez then recovers well to slide in and block the Czech Republic international's shot before it can get to Lloris.
63' Westwood tries to cross from deep, however, Alderweireld heads away the initial danger. The loose ball falls to Cork on the edge of the area but his first touch lets him down, as Sanchez nips in front of the midfielder to clear down the right-hand channel.
62' Spurs go for an interesting set-piece tactic, as Son looks for Reguilon on the edge of the area. The Spaniard has space and time but rushes his first-time volley and smashes it high and wide of Pope's goal.
61' Reguilon ventures inside and opts to ambitiously shoot on his right foot, which Mee manages to get in the way of and block. Kane then retrieves possession on the right-hand side, attempting to find Son but Lowton is there to turn behind for a corner.
60' CHANCE! Lowton has time to get his head up and cross from deep in the right-hand channel. The right-back's ball in evades Reguilon and Alderweireld, finding the head of Vydra, who from near the penalty spot manages to head over Lloris' crossbar. A great chance goes amiss for the visitors.
59' With this game all but decided, surely Mourinho will soon introduce the likes of Alli to give a rest to his key men Son or Kane up top. For now, however, the hosts continue to dominate proceedings, working the ball around the back and inviting Burnley to press them.
57' No team has failed to score in more different Premier League games than Burnley this season (13), while only three teams have kept more clean sheets than the Clarets (9). Indeed, Burnley’s Premier League games have seen just 48 goals scored this term, fewer than any other side (F18 A30). Will they manage to grab a consolation goal in this game?
Son Heung-Min
Assist
55' Son has the beating of Lowton near the touchline, cuts inside and then plays a perfect outside of the foot pass to tee up Bale's second goal.
G. Bale
Goal
55' GOALLLLL!!! 4-0 SPURS! Son does the hard yards, racing inside from the left-hand side and playing in Bale, thanks to Kane’s smart run through the centre of the park. The Welshman makes it into the area, taking one touch before curling a left-footed effort perfectly into the bottom left corner. Pope, unsighted by the dive of Mee, remains stood still as he watches the fourth goal go in.
54' Alderweireld and Kane are on different wavelengths as the Belgian goes in search of the English forward over the top. Due to the confusion between the pair, Mee and Pope comfortably deal with the danger as the ball trickles out for a goal-kick to the visitors.
53' Amidst the action in the corner, Westwood has made his return to the pitch and for now looks fine to carry on in the middle of the park.
52' Spurs get back underway against the 10-man visitors for the time being, with Lucas attempting to outwit Mee in the right-hand corner. The Brazilian fails to do so which allows Taylor to go long in search of Vydra.
50' Westwood is down on the far side of the pitch and the hosts do the sporting thing by passing the ball out of play to allow the Burnley midfielder some medical attention. After a minute or so, Westwood hobbles to the touchline and it remains unclear whether the midfielder will carry on in this game.
48' Kane opts to act as a playmaker, looking to find the run inside of Lucas, however, Cork is alert to the Brazilian's movements and steps in to head clear before the Spurs forward can test Pope.
47' After five or six headers bouncing around the middle of the park, Rodriguez finally brings the ball down and plays wide to Lowton, who loses out to Reguilon. Aurier finds a lot of room on the opposite wing but his diagonal pass for Son is underhit, allowing Mee to power a headed clearance down the pitch.
46' The players have returned to the pitch for the second half and referee Friend gets this Premier League fixture back underway!
Dyche and his side have a mountain to climb in the second half if they are to get even close to pulling off an unthinkable comeback. The visitors may look to the fit-again Wood off the bench for some added attacking impetus, while Mourinho, whose side were excellent in the first half, may see this as an opportunity to get some important minutes into the legs of Alli.
Bale got the hosts off to a flying start as he turned in Son's cross just over a minute into the game. The Welshman then found Kane to double Spurs' lead before Lucas blasted past Pope after 30 minutes to put Mourinho's men three goals to the good. Burnley have worked hard and perhaps could have had chances through Rodriguez and Vydra but as the sides wander down the tunnel at half-time, it is Tottenham who lead 3-0.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 3-0 BURNLEY
45' + 1' There will be two minutes of added time as Pope arrows a goal-kick high into the London sky towards the heads of Vydra and Rodriguez.
45' Son shows some quick feet to work it around Lowton to feed Lucas. Spurs makes it to Pope's goal down the right-hand channel but Aurier's right-footed volley is rushed and ends up high in the stand behind the Burnley goal.
43' Lucas and Kane are playing the ball about at walking pace as both sides appear keen to get down the tunnel for half-time. Reguilon then injects some pace and intensity into the hosts' passing but loses out to Westwood in midfield.
41' Kane dispossesses Tarkowski and then teases him as he turns one way and the other. Lucas looks to have made a smart run through the left but the English forward fails to find his feet and Lowton intervenes before Pope can be troubled.
40' Reguilon intercepts McNeil's pass inside his own half and races down the left-hand channel. Once the Spaniard eventually reaches the byline, he looks for the head of Kane, however, Mee is there to produce a diving header and clear down the right.
39' The visitors need the half-time whistle to regroup and address how they go about their second-half plan but for now Spurs continue to dominate possession, working it from side to side and remaining patient in their build-up play.
37' For a second consecutive season, Spurs find themselves 3-0 ahead in the first half of their Premier League home game against Burnley.
35' Ndombele dances past a few tackles in midfield before playing in Lucas, who beats Mee and then launches a right-footed effort high and wide of Pope's goal to the right-hand side.
34' Bale has a feel of his ankle after trying to latch onto Ndombele's diagonal pass. Mourinho and his assistant look slightly concerned as the camera pans to them on the touchline but the Welshman carries on for now.
32' Every time the visitors look like they are getting back in this game, Mourinho's side come up with another blow to knock them back once more. With Spurs now three goals to the good, it is hard to see how Dyche and his side get back into this game.
Lucas Moura
Goal
31' GOALLLLL!!! 3-0 SPURS! Reguilon receives possession from Bale in the left-hand channel and crosses looking for Kane. Tarkowski gets the slightest head on the cross, feeding it through to Lucas, who smashes a left-footed effort into the top left corner past Pope from near the penalty spot.
30' Son makes an intelligent run through the middle of the park but Reguilon's throughball lacks quality, which allows Pope to race out and claim the loose ball. The hosts then look to create a chance down the right-hand channel through Aurier, however, Taylor nips in before clearing long.
30' Spurs have scored 39 Premier League goals this season, with 32 of them (82%) featuring either Kane or Son as the scorer or assister - including both today.
28' Lowton spurns a decent crossing opportunity as he mishits a right-footed volley back across goal and out of play for a goal-kick. Despite being two goals down, Dyche's men have played relatively well but when up against the quality of the likes of Kane, Son and Bale, any tiny mistake will - and has - be punished.
26' OVER! Son travels half the length of the pitch to reach the edge of the area before unselfishly rolling in Bale. The Welshman cuts inside on his stronger left foot but then manages to blast a left-footed effort high and wide over the bar to waste what looked to be a great shooting opportunity.
24' Half a chance falls for Vydra as Taylor plays in the forward with a low left-footed cross towards the near post. However, the Czech Republic international cannot get his right foot around his effort and the strike rolls well wide of Lloris' right-hand post.
22' Vydra gets into a race with Sanchez and looks to have beaten the Colombian centre-back, only for the defender to recover and shove Vydra out of the way before playing backwards to Lloris.
21' Ndombele collects possession on the edge of the area, cutting inside before looking for the run of Bale at the back post. The Welshman seems to have managed to sneak in behind Taylor, however, Ndombele's pass is a bit too firm and goes out for a goal-kick to the visitors.
20' No player has scored more Premier League goals against the Clarets than Kane (8, level with Riyad Mahrez). Will he extend his impressive record against Dyche's men here?
18' Lowton volleys a lobbed throughball for the run of Vydra into the area, however, the right-back's pass has slightly too much on it and runs out of play for a goal-kick. The right-hand channel seems to be where Burnley want to play but as of yet they have had no joy getting in behind Reguilon.
17' McNeil puts the first corner of the game right on top of Lloris but Mourinho's defence stand firm to head clear before Bale wins a cheap free-kick in the right-hand channel. It is hard to see Burnley getting back in this game from this point.
G. Bale
Assist
15' Bale goes long in search of Kane and perfectly finds the feet of his team-mate, who does the rest to double the hosts' lead.
H. Kane
Goal
15' GOALLLLL!!! 2-0 SPURS! The hosts go from one end to the other with one pass as Bale sets Kane free down the left-hand side. Spurs’ striker then cuts inside and shapes to shoot towards the far post but instead whips his right-footed effort into the top left corner at the near post. Pope has no chance as the effort, via the help of a deflection, is already past him before he has seen it.
14' Lucas throws himself to the floor about 25 yards from goal but referee Friend is having none of it. Dyche's men attempt to break down the other end but Brownhill's long ball for Vydra gets comfortably intercepted by Sanchez.
13' Mourinho has managed more league games without losing against Burnley than any other club in his entire managerial career (P10 W6 D4). Due to Bale's opening goal, the Portuguese manager's record looks set to carry on.
12' Kane and Son, as is usually the case, lead the counter-attacking charge for the hosts. However, when the latter reaches the edge of the box, his pass to Bale is slightly overhit, which forces the Welshman into going out wide and the chance fades away.
11' CHANCE! Alderweireld plays a simple long ball looking for Son, who brings the pass down before teeing up Lucas. The Brazilian races past Tarkowski and into the area before powering a right-footed effort into the chest of Pope. The rebound looks set to fall to Lucas until Mee recovers well and clears down the pitch.
9' SAVE! Once again the visitors regain possession deep inside Spurs' half and this time it is Brownhill who creates a chance for Rodriguez. Crossing from the right-hand side, Brownhill finds the head of Rodriguez, whose header then loops into the safe hands of Lloris.
8' Dyche's side intervene high up the pitch and it looks like Rodriguez has been rolled in by Westwood, only for the forward's first touch to let him down, which allows Sanchez to recover and intercept inside the hosts' area.
7' WIDE! Kane advances towards the edge of the area, twisting and turning before releasing a low right-footed shot from the edge of the D. Pope remains motionless but fortunately for Burnley, Kane's effort trickles just wide of the left-hand post and out for a goal-kick.
5' After going behind early on, the visitors have responded well and are pressing high up the pitch but so far the ball has failed to stick at the feet of Rodriguez or Vydra. They are going to need more from their forwards if they are to get something out of this game.
4' Alderweireld appears in a bit of trouble, rushing his headed clearance before the Belgian recovers to head away under the pressure of Lowton inside the hosts' area.
3' That was the earliest of Bale's 44 Premier League goals (01:08) and it was also the quickest goal scored against Burnley in the Premier League. Mourinho's decision to start the Welshman has already been justified in the early stages of this game.
Son Heung-Min
Assist
2' Son beats Lowton with ease before crossing towards the near post for Bale to open the scoring.
G. Bale
Goal
2' GOALLLL!!! 1-0 SPURS! Son is offered far too much room to cut inside from the left, whipping a low cross towards the front post, where Bale beats the offside trap to poke home with his right foot. Burnley think the Welshman was offside but VAR confirms the goal can stand.
1' Referee Kevin Friend blows his whistle to get this Premier League fixture underway!
The players are wandering out of the tunnel and shortly it will be time for kick-off.
The Clarets are looking for their first away top-flight win against Spurs since October 1974, winning 3-2 under Jimmy Adamson. They’ve lost six of their seven visits since (D1).
Sean Dyche leaves his starting eleven unchanged from their disappointing draw against West Brom. Brownhill continues to operate on the right of midfield, meaning Cork partners Westwood centrally. After missing six matches through injury, Wood is not fit enough to start but does return to the bench.
Jose Mourinho makes 10 changes from the side that cruised past Wolsberger on Wednesday Alderweireld is the only player to keep his spot, Aurier returns from a four-match injury absence and Bale gets a rare start in behind Kane.
SUBS: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Jimmy Dunne, Josh Benson, Kevin Long, Dale Stephens, Chris Wood, Phil Bardsley, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Lewis Richardson.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor; Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil; Jay Rodriguez, Matej Vydra.
SUBS: Matt Doherty, Eric Dier, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Hart, Erik Lamela, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Ben Davies.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Sergio Reguilon; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele; Son Heung-Min, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura; Harry Kane.
After an incredibly unconvincing performance against 10-man West Brom, the visitors will be looking to bounce back here and further distance themselves from the relegation zone. Tottenham, who crushed Wolfsberger in midweek, sit 10th in the league and have only won one of their last six top-flight fixtures.
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