In Focus: Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur left it until late this afternoon, but they snatched all three points from a despairing Burnley after 91 long minutes of breaking Dyche’s side down.

Spurs came into the match on a high after their historic point away to Barcelona at the Camp Nou, but the Premier League fixture today was flat.

Wembley was well below capacity, capped at 51,000, and I doubt even that many turned up for the bitterly cold and wet weekend fixture.

Tottenham struggled to carve consistent chances through the game, squandering any shots on goal they did create.

Harry Kane was limited to half chances, with Erik Lamela and Heung Min Son both missing Spurs’ best chances of the second half.

However, Tottenham had a strong bench to turn to today, and one man in particular came on to make the difference.

Christian Eriksen was rested for the fixture between Barca and the North London Derby next week, but changed the game after coming on at the 60 minute mark.

Eriksen’s link up play gave Spurs a new dimension, as he sat deep and allowed the likes of Rose, Trippier, and Son to run in behind the Burnley defence.

Christian then popped up late on in just the right area to latch onto a layoff in the box and smash home past Joe Hart.

There weren’t really any stand out performers today, but Eriksen was the man to make the difference.

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