The Wembley hoodoo continues. Spurs failed to win yet again at the National stadium as Burnley grabbed a last gasp equaliser to snatch a point through new signing Chris Wood. Dele Alli opened the scoring for Spurs early on in the second period, but the Lilywhites failed to see the game out, a lapse in concentration allowing Wood to get his Burnley career off the perfect start, sending the Burnley fans into pandemonium in the away end as they grabbed a priceless point.
It was an underhwelming performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The regularlity of misplaced passes was the most I have seen in a long while, whist wing-backs Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier did little to trouble the Burnley back line. The lack of game management in the final minutes was certainly a key reason why Burnley were allowed to score their equaliser late equaliser. Why not just take the ball into the corner? Here are the Spurs player ratings from the disappointing draw with Burnley.
Hugo Lloris- 6
Made a good save in the second half to deny Burnley. Not too much he could have done about the goal, but his kicking does certainly need to improve
Kieran Trippier- 4
Not too much of a threat going forward, didn’t get into the positions he needed to be in to put in that brilliant delivery we know he is capable of. Let Chris Wood ghost in at the back post to score the equaliser, a ball he should have been cutting out.
Toby Alderweireld- 6
Solid from Alderweireld, playing the sweeper role so well as he always does and was there to deal with some dangerous situations effectively.
Jan Vertonghen- 6
Much the same performance as Alderweireld. In fairness to the defensive duo, not much from Burnley came down the middle. Much of Spurs’ build-up play was slow yesterday, and while this is not the defence’s fault, quicker passes from the back might help to rectify this.
Ben Davies- 5
Looked to get forward and supply, but did this with very little success. Despite his outspoken comments a couple of weeks ago, the sooner Danny Rose is back, the better for me. Not a bad performance from Davies, but Spurs are missing the attacking threat of Rose.