It was a case of "what if?" at White Hart Lane on Saturday as Burnley narrowly lost 2-1. Sean Dyche's team pushed Spurs close but were just unable to force an equaliser with Hugo Lloris in fine form during a second-half barrage of chances.
Danny Ings had three good opportunities to pinch a point for the Clarets, but each time he was denied by the French goalkeeper at his near post when perhaps shooting across goal was a better option for the striker. Lloris was excellent throughout and his saves...
Erik Lamela's long-range strike in the 35th minute proved the difference at White Hart Lane as Spurs beat Burnley 2-1 to knock the Clarets back into the relegation zone.
It was a first league goal for the 22-year-old, who has struggled to adjust to the pace of English football since his 26 million-pound move to north London in August 2013.
Lamela's strike earned Tottenham a third consecutive victory after Ashley Barnes had cancelled out Harry Kane's opener.
But Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who side...
Erik Lamela broke his 25-game Barclays Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane.
The Argentina winger fired home from 25 yards to atone for gifting Burnley the platform for Ashley Barnes' equaliser.
Harry Kane headed Tottenham into the lead before Barnes levelled, George Boyd latching onto Lamela's misplaced pass in the build-up.
Lamela shook off that error to dart in from the right flank, tee himself up and convert a long-range blast to end his...