Totteham Hotspur fell to a 2-1 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday in a game that was described as a “final” by manager Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham who were boosted by the return of Harry Kane, failed to breakdown Burnley in the first half.
The home side opened the scoring through a Chris Wood header early in the second half but Spurs managed to equalize after Kane got on the end of a quick throw-in from Danny Rose and stroked the ball past Tom Heaton.
However, Spurs didn’t seem to have complete control of the game as Burnley got in behind the Spurs defence several times through long balls until they eventually got the winner through Ashley Barnes.
After the game, Pochettino admitted his disappointment at Tottenham failing to get the three points and put pressure on Liverpool and Man City at the top.
However, Liverpool only managed to draw their game against Man Utd at Old Trafford on Sunday meaning that the gap between the Reds and Spurs is still only 6 points, certainly not an insurmountable one with 11 games to go.
When asked if Liverpool’s result against Manchester United cheered him up a bit, Pochettino told Football.London, “That didn’t make me more happy. It was still just as painful for me.”
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