Spurs 1-1 Burnley: Clarets extend Tottenham’s Wembley misery

Spurs 1-1 Burnley: Clarets extend Tottenham’s Wembley misery

Tottenham’s struggles at Wembley continued on Sunday evening when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley, following a late Chris Wood goal.

Dele Alli had given them a 1-0 lead five minutes into the second half, but Chris Wood, who joined the Clarets in a club record fee from Leeds United, leveled the score in stoppage time, extending Spurs’ problems at their home for this season.

With the draw, Spurs have now won just two in 12 matches at Wembley, and will be wondering what they have to do to improve on that record.

Tottenham enjoyed the lion share of possession, but it wasn’t until the 18th minute that the visitors were threatened, when a Ben Davies free kick met Harry Kane, who couldn’t direct his header on target.

The Clarets threatened from set plays, coming close in the 26th minute through Tarkowski and did enough to leave Spurs frustrated, as the first half ended goalless.

Five minutes after the restart, the home side broke the deadlock, as a Christian Eriksen corner found Dele Alli in the Burnley box, and the England international converted from close range to hand Spurs a 1-0 lead.

Spurs continued to dominate, creating chances but ultimately failing to take them. Hugo Lloris was alert to deny Burnley with a fine stop in the 71st minute.

Kane forced Tom Heaton into an excellent save moments later, and was on hand to deny Eriksen two minutes later, with another brilliant stop, before Lloris would deny Wood at the other end.

Into added time, with Spurs possibly thinking it’s done and dusted, Burnley struck a huge blow, as Wood perfectly latched on to an excellent through ball from Robbie Brady to score a heartbreaking equaliser, leaving Mauricio Pochettino and the home fans writhing in pains.

It was probably no less than the visitors deserved, but Pochettino was left disappointed that his side failed to take their chances in the game.

“We are very disappointed to concede after all the effort. When you don’t kill the game you always give hope to the opposition,” Pochettino alluded moments after the match.

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