Heung-min Son scored a hat-trick - his first goals of the season - as Tottenham demolished Burnley 5-2 at Turf Moor on Saturday after the visitors had gone behind. Burnley, still without a point, got a dream start when Lyle Foster finished neatly in the fourth minute.
But Tottenham soon hit their stride and Son levelled in the 16th minute with a dinked finish before Cristian Romero's rasping shot gave the Londoners the lead in first-half stoppage time. James Maddison made it 3-1 with a delightful curled finish in the 54th minute before Son struck twice in quick succession just past the hour mark to complete an emphatic win that put Tottenham second in the table on 10 points from four games.
Burnley grabbed a late consolation through Josh Brownhill. Read the game back below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Dom Smith.
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GOAL! Son completes his hat-trick!
GOAL! Son adds his second in rout
GOAL! Maddison curls one home from distance
GOAL! A rocket from Romero before half-time!
GOAL! Son hits back with a stunning chip!
GOAL! Foster slot home after five minutes
Burnley FC 2 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur FC
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Read Dom Smith’s Tottenham player ratings here.
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97min: A stunning, statement performance from Spurs.
Kompany has some work on his hands at Burnley.
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94min: A late consolation for Burnley as Brownhill fires across Vicario. Neat move.
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91min: Six minutes added on.
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90min: Bit of an odd moment as Hojbjerg goes down in the area while chasing the ball and he’s demanding a penalty, or at least VAR to have a look. They do and are not interested, but seems strange for the midfielder to take a tumble.
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Tottenham sensibly running this game down now. Burnley are seeing plenty of possession, but even the most ardent Clarets fan would surely accept four goals in the final eight minutes is unlikely. It is Spurs’s clinical finishing that has won them this match.
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78min: The pace of the game as understandably dropped in the last five minutes. Richarlison desperate to get in on the act, though.
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72min: Richarlison is on for hat-trick hero Son.
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67min: Son completes his hat-trick! A simple ball from Porro and Son runs through and slots home.
So easy, so ruthless.
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Richarlison won’t like the look of this, particularly with Brennan Johnson coming into the side.
Son on hand to score his second of the afternoon and move Tottenham 4-1 ahead. It feels an awfully long time ago now that Burnley took a 1-0 lead in this match.
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65min: Hojbjerg and Perisic coming on with 25 minutes to play.
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63min: Spurs cannot stop scoring! They look dangerous every time they have the ball and Solomon easily ducks into the area and lays it on a plate for Son to side-foot home.
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Tottenham well in control now since Maddison extended their lead to 3-1 with that stunning, curling strike. Burnley will need to come up with something very special to avoid a home defeat here now.
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60min: Amdouni makes way for Redmond.
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59min: Redmond is being readied by Burnley.
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56min: Burnley almost hit back immediately as Foster gets around Romero and drills a shot at goal, but Vicario tips it over the ball. Superb.
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54min: A third goal for Spurs and another stunner! Maddison has all the time in the world to shape a shot around Trafford from the edge of the area.
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51min: Burnley are seeing much more of the ball, their change of shape helping them once in possession, but Spurs are standing firm so far.
Spurs are yet to concede in the second half of a game this season.
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48min: Spurs should score! Burnley’s back five is immediately tested with a simple ball around the corner from Kulusevski to Son, but the forward’s touch is too heavy and allows Trafford to rush out and smother.
A huge chance.
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47min: Burnley have gone with a back five when out of possession - which is quite a lot - so are looking to hit Spurs on the counter.
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46min: Back under way!
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A couple of changes for Burnley before we get back under way.
Berge and Gudmundsson make way for Brownhill and Delcroix.
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The teams are back out here. Second half about to start.
Dom’s HT thoughts
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Tottenham perhaps a little fortunate to be ahead at the interval, with Burnley having defended diligently for the most part and offered plenty of attacking threat themselves.
But clinical finishing from Son and, surprisingly, Romero have Spurs ahead 2-1 at the break at Turf Moor.
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51min: That’s your lot from a frantic first half!
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50min: Maddison screams for a penalty after being tripped, but it’s outside the area and he’s left his trailing leg.
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49min: A long VAR check means we are well over the allocated as Burnley try to make something happen straight from kick-off but Porro boots clear.
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47min: A rocket from Romero! Maddison’s corner comes in, it causes mayhem as first Kulusevski and then Sarr try to shoot and are blocked before the ball rolls out to Romero to drill home into the far corner!
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46min: It really is wave after wave from Spurs, but they have been wasteful with their dominance. Son looks up and has a pop from 25 yards, but it deflects for a corner.
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Very even first half this, with both sides providing plenty of attacking quality. Tottenham hoping to edge in front in stoppage time.
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45min: Three minutes added on.
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42min: Burnley still providing plenty of threat and almost breach the Spurs backline with a free-kick routine straight from the training ground as Roberts peels off at the back post, but he should have gone for goal himself rather than try to find a team-mate in the area.
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38min: Burnley giving their fans some nervy moments by playing out from the back against this high press. So far, no mistakes. But there have been a few close calls.
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35min: Stunning save from Trafford to deny a blistering curling effort from Maddison. Burnley make a mess of the clearance and then Porro drills in a low shot, which Trafford also parries.
Spurs on top.
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32min: Solomon gets the better of Berge for the first time and whips a ball into the area, but there’s no one there! Kulusevski picks up the ball on the right but cannot repeat the favour.
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Somewhat bitty period of the match, this. Both sides are capable of keeping the ball for long periods and are trying to exert some dominance over their opponents. A couple of stoppages creeping in too, like for the needless booking Sarr just picked up for kicking the ball away.
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27min: Another goal feels imminent, but it could really be for any team.
Kulusevski and Maddison work well down the right but the former tries to find Son inside the area but the pass probably is not quite on and Burnley boot it clear.
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25min: Pause in play as Kulusevski is wiped out. Burnley break and are ordered to kick the ball out, much to the fans’ annoyance.
The Spurs forward should be OK to continue.
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23min: Heart-in-mouth moment for Spurs as Berge looks to have broken the offside trap for a pop at goal inside the area, but his shot is straight at Vicario.
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19min: Spurs are starting to flow and flood forward through Solomon, Maddison to the left and Son to the right. Solomon goes left but the pass is overhit and runs out for the goal kick to Maddison’s despair.
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15min: Spurs level it up and it’s a stunning first goal of the season for Son!
A long ball over the top from Porro sends Son on his way, a brilliant first touch before a one-two with Solomon sends him back into the area and he chips the keeper!
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12min: A very even game, flowing end to end and both on the front foot.
Porro tries to make something happen with a venture into the area, but ends up running down a blind alley.
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9min: Spurs pushing for an immediate response as Solomon stretches to reach a ball inside the area, but is quickly crowded out.
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What a stellar goal that was from Burnley. Tottenham had started OK, pressing intently, but Burnley play in behind Porro and Luca Koleosho squares for Lyle Foster who tucked home cutely. That wasn’t in the script, particularly this early in the match. Spurs up against it already.
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5min: What a start for the hosts!
The spread Spurs across the park through Koleosho wide on the left, who holds up the play before spotting Foster’s run into the area and the striker cooly slots home.
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4min: Spurs look to counter as Kulusevski is released down the right by Porro, it’s four on four. The Swede ignores Son and spots Solmon on the edge of the area but he pass is a tad wayward allows Burnley to regroup.
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2min: Burnley race up field from kick-off through Amdouni, who tries to find Foster and prompts a big tackle from Van ve Ven, but he is offside.
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1min: Here we go!
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Here come the teams.
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The teams are back in their dressing rooms. It’s almost time.
Dom Smith’s view
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It’s been a very decent start from Tottenham this season in the Premier League, with Ange Postecoglou’s new-look side sitting third in the table and able to move top for a short time, at least, if they win by at least two goals.
After drawing 2-2 at Brentford on the opening weekend, back-to-back 2-0 wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth have seen them discover some early momentum.
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Tottenham lost this fixture last time, in February 2022, to prompt one of Antonio Conte's many press-conference outbursts. Just days earlier they had beaten Manchester City thanks to a Harry Kane masterclass.
In fact, Spurs have only won three of eight Premier League games at Turf Moor, in contract to their near-perfect record at home.
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So, Richarlison makes way for Manor Solomon in the only change from the 2-0 win over Bournemouth.
As Dom states, the Brazilian scored his first goal of the season in the Carabao Cup exit to Fulham in midweek but Ange Postecoglou said after the game that he thought his striker had played better in other games.
Therefore, Solomon gets his first start since joining on a free transfer as Ivan Perisic supports him down the left wing.
Burnley are able to call upon Jordan Beyer after an injury scare, otherwise it is as expected from Vincent Kompany.
Dom Smith chimes in
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It feels telling that four games into the season Richarlison has already lost his place up front, and that’s despite some strong words from Ange Postecoglou defending the Brazilian in recent weeks.
He also scored Spurs’s only goal in their EFL Cup defeat at Fulham on Tuesday, yet drops out of the side in favour of Heung-min Son moving central. That makes space for one player to come into the side, and it’s Manor Solomon, who may just prove a shrewd signing as his first season in North London pans out.
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...and the hosts!
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Team news is imminent and the early word is Richarlison may be benched.
We will find out for certain in less than 10 minutes.
No Johnson today
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Tottenham fans will have to wait a little longer to see new £47.5m signing Brennan Johnson in action.
Ange Postecoglou made the Wales international his number one target following the departure of Harry Kane last month and secured the services of the young attacker late on transfer deadline day.
Johnson has signed a deal at Tottenham until the summer of 2029 after bringing his lengthy association at Forest to an end, but was not registered in time to play today.
Versatile forward Johnson made his Forest debut in 2019, following in the footsteps of father David, and went on to make 108 appearances for his boyhood club, scoring 29 goals.
Ex-Lincoln loanee Johnson became a key figure following Steve Cooper's arrival at the City Ground and was prominent in the club's promotion to the Premier League in 2022 before he scored eight times last season to guide them to top flight survival.
Forest did turn down two bids from Brentford for Johnson - who can play anywhere across the front three - earlier in the window, but this sale will help satisfy their Financial Fair Play requirements.
Postecoglou wary of tough Burnley
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Ange Postecoglou has warned his Tottenham side that they have a tough test in store this afternoon.
The Spurs boss is impressed by counterpart Vincent Kompany's achievements at the club, guiding them to the Championship title with 101 points, 21 more than fellow promoted side Luton who finished third.
Postecoglou said: "I love the way Vincent Kompany went about tackling the Championship - it's a really tough league and the way his team played and really had a clear identity, I thought was outstanding, and looking at their first two games, that’s how they’re going to tackle the Premier League.
"You know that there's belief in that squad, and in the manager and in their methods. They're a hard-working side, you look at all the running measurements during the week and they're up there. And at home, a really good pressing team, so we’re going to be challenged for sure.
"Playing away in the Premier League is always tough but it will be a real challenge for us. We'll need to be at our current best, the best we can be right now, to overcome that. They're going to work hard, they're going to press us, and we're going to have to really believe in our football to get through it."
Kompany: We have what it takes
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Vincent Kompany says his "interesting" Burnley team have what it takes to beat Tottenham today.
"There is no such thing as an easy game in this league so you have got to try and prepare the best way that you think you can get a result,” he told reporters.
"Our team shows signs of something interesting, something we can look forward to and we will continue to build on that, whether that is Tottenham or any other opposition for us. We will look on improvements and we think we can get a result."
He added: "The levels in the Premier League and the demand I think are the highest it can be in world football.
"I don't think there's anything you can do in one transfer window to close the gap from the Championship to the Premier League so hopefully we can gel as a team and as a club to the level that is necessary to get the results."
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Much was expected of Burnley after their superb season in the Championship to win the title, but they have conceded six goals in their first two Premier League games and struggled so far.
The return of Tottenham’s first-team stars should see them produce a more impressive showing than in the Carabao Cup, with Postecoglou’s side expected to pick up all three points.
Tottenham to win, 3-1.
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Burnley: Trafford; Roberts, Al-Dakhil, O'Shea, Delcroix; Manuel, Berge, Cullen, Koleosho; Amdouni, Foster
Tottenham: Vicario; Porro, Romero, van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr; Son, Maddison, Kulusevski; Richarlison
Burnley team news
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Burnley beat Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup but at a cost with Vitinho, Aaron Ramsey and Hjalmar Ekdal all forced off injured.
Vitinho and Ekdal certainly look out of today's game, while there is more hope over Ramsey. Vincent Kompany was already without Michael Obafemi, Darko Churlinov and Jordan Beyer.
Anass Zaroury is suspended.
Spurs team news
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Tottenham have one fresh injury concern, with Giovani Lo Celso ruled out with a quad strain sustained in the Carabao Cup defeat to Fulham.
After making nine changes at Craven Cottage, Spurs head coach Ange Postecoglou is likely to revert to the XI which earned 2-0 wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth.
Richarlison opened his account for the season with a goal against the Cottagers and has recovered from an ankle knock, meaning he is likely to keep his place up front.
The Brazilian, though, faces fresh competition from new signing Brennan Johnson, while Heung-min Son could also play through the middle. Johnson has not been registered in time to play in this game.
Rodrigo Bentancur (ACL), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) and Bryan Gil (groin) remain long-term absentees.
Where to watch Burnley vs Spurs
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TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be televised live due to the 3pm Saturday blackout for football games.
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Burnley and Tottenham.
It’s matchday four of the season and Spurs are looking to remain unbeaten as they head up north for a tough clash against a newly promoted side.
Vincent Kompany has done wonders at Turf Moor but his side remain pointless after two games. Kick-off is at 3pm, stick with us.