Eric Dier and Son Heung-min goals secured a hard-fought 2-0 victory for Tottenham at Burnley on Saturday that narrows the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea to seven points.
With Chelsea suffering a shock home defeat to Crystal Palace, Spurs needed a win to take advantage of a rare lapse from Antonio Conte’s men.
But they had to be patient and were made to wait to make the breakthrough, Dier finishing well after Jeff Hendrick’s poor clearance from a left-wing corner following 66 battling minutes at Turf Moor.
Dele Alli then squared for Son to tap in at the far post to ensure Spurs would take full advantage of Chelsea’s slip, the South Korean scoring his 15th goal of the season.
Victory came at a cost for Spurs, however, with Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks both forced off in the first half, the latter’s injury looking particularly serious as he was given oxygen on the sidelines after colliding with Stephen Ward.
Burnley had been unbeaten at home since November in the league but they are now winless in seven and other results saw Sean Dyche’s men slip to 15th, five points clear of the bottom three.
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