Spurs made it two wins in a week with their latest victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane. Goals from Dele Alli and Danny Rose helped Spurs to get the three points against the resilient visiting side.
Tottenham were sloppy at the back, and gifted Burnley the lead midway through the first half after they failed to clear the ball despite having more than one chance to do so. Ashley Barnes was there to capitalise for the visitors, handing them their first away league goal from open play of the season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men started the game the brighter of the two, and continued this trend despite falling behind. Kyle Walker continued his brilliant form to provide the assist for Dele Alli to fire Spurs level, just six minutes after conceding at the other end.
Tom Heaton and the Burnley defence did their best to try and stop Spurs taking the lead for the first time in the match, but the hosts found a breakthrough in the 71st minute. Substitute Moussa Sissoko, just one minute after he was controversially given a yellow card, made a surging run through midfield, played Danny Rose through, who smashed a shot into the back of the net at the front post.
Spurs would go on to see the game out, and move to within just one point of the top four after Manchester City triumphed 2-1 over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs now have ten days before making the trip down to the South coast to face Southampton on the 28th December.
Match-winner Rose was the subject of much praise from Spurs fans on Twitter after another amazing performance. The Englishman had three shots during the win, created four chances, made eleven crosses as well as completing six take-ons. Here is what Spurs had to say about Rose on Twitter post-match.
Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are the best pair of full-backs in the Premier League by a mile. #COYS
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) 18 December 2016
Danny Rose is incredible
— Chris Leeks (@MrChrisLeeks) 18 December 2016
Danny Rose is the best left back in the world.
— Brandon Nguyen (@g1BTrain51) 18 December 2016
Danny Rose’s development has been unbelievable over the last few years he’s now becoming one of the best in the #PremierLeague 👏
— Tom Norman (@TomNorman7) 18 December 2016
DANNY, DANNY ROSE!!
God I love our fullbacks. #thfc
— Antony Dust (@Dusty83) 18 December 2016
Result over performance. Danny Rose is special. #THFC
— Danny. (@DannyTHFC_) 18 December 2016
Danny Rose and Kyle Walker both outstanding again! #COYS
— Will Gask (@willgask) 18 December 2016
Full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker were both outstanding for Spurs again. Walker provided the assist for the equaliser before Rose netted the winner. As well as doing their jobs defensively, the pair are becoming a real force for Spurs in attack, and this has been highlighted in the past few weeks and the rest of the season, becoming really important parts of the side.