Spurs sink Burnley to keep title hopes alive

Doyle BarkerApr 03, 2017

Wilfried Zaha spearheaded Palace's daring attacking display, cancelling out Cesc Fabregas's fifth-minute opener before setting up striker Christian Benteke for the victor moments later.

Tottenham breathed fresh life into the Premier League title race as Eric Dier and Son Heung-Min inspired a 2-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

At Turf Moor on Saturday they were without top scorer Kane and lost Vincent Wanyama and Harry Winks to first-half injuries, but still produced an accomplished display after the interval to become the first visiting top-flight side to win at Burnley since November.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill admits his side are under pressure ahead of the clash with Manchester City on Wednesday.

There was a new air of defiance and optimism in Mauricio Pochettino's voice as the Tottenham Hotspur manager promised his side were ready to fight for the Premier League title.

All three goals were scored in the first 11 minutes.

Conte is absolutely right, a legitimate title race is good for the media, because it's also good for neutrals, and everyone else in the league as a whole, other than Chelsea.

"This was massive for us - we heard after the game Chelsea had lost", Pochettino told the BBC.

And the Korea striker made sure of victory as he tapped in Alli's squared pass on 77 minutes as Spurs controlled the final stages. Anything can happen so it's important to stay involved, to stay together and keep fighting until the end because we want to finish as high as possible in this league and be back in the Champions League.

But the Clarets were unable to capitalise on those upheavals in a match that, nevertheless, remained goalless until the 66th minute.

The midfielder only entered the fray a few moments before half-time but his arrival in place of the injured Victor Wanyama coincided with Spurs finding their feet.

Craig Shakespeare's extraordinary start to management at Leicester City continued as the champions beat Stoke City 2-0 with goals from Wilfred Ndidi - a quite superb strike - and Jamie Vardy.

The Black Cats' misery was further compounded when they heard Hull City had come from behind to beat West Ham United 2-1 with Andrea Ranocchia notching the Tigers' 85th-minute clincher.

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter blazed a late penalty over the bar in a 0-0 draw at Southampton.

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