Tottenham’s title challenge dealt a huge blow after a shock defeat at Burnley

Burnley 2-1 Tottenham

Tottenham’s Premier League title challenge suffered a huge blow after a defeat at Burnley. 

After a goalless half-time the host scored the opener just before the hour-mark. Chris Wood got away from Juan Foyth to head a corner past Hugo Lloris into the net. Pochettino was unhappy the corner was awarded in the first place.

Harry Kane, who is making his first appearance since 13 January, equalized after latching onto Danny Rose’s long throw and poking past Tom Heaton.

Ashley Barnes gave Burnley a late winner. He tapped in after superb work by substitute Johann Gudmundsson

Tottenham remain  in third place, five points behind Liverpool who face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Burnley rise to 13th and are now six points clear of the relegation places.

After the final whistle, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had a moment with in the face of referee Mike Dean. The Spurs boss was upset with Burnley’s first goal but the Argentine’s emotions spilled over after the full-time whistle. Burnley’s Phil Bardsley had to pull him back.

When asked at the post-match conference he said “The emotions, sometimes we find answers and excuses to try to justify the defeat. It’s not normal how I behave. Maybe it’s because I knew before the game and after the game that it is going to be difficult to be a contender without three points.”

When asked by Sky Sports whether he is expecting action from the Football Association Mauricio Pochettino said  “I will accept everything that happens. Hopefully it is not going further.”

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