Burnley and Tottenham fought to a 0-0 tie in English Premier League action. Burnley had the better opportunities in the game, but could not put a goal past Tottenham backup goalie Michel Vorm. Tottenham had an opportunity to move into fifth in the English Premier League with a win, while three points for Burnley would have vaulted them out of the relegation zone.
Tottenham took their opportunities, but they were only able to make two attempts on net. Tottenham had 12 shots, but most of them were of the long attempts. Tottenham looks forward to their next game with Aston Villa on April 11th.
Burnley had a few attempts on net through Danny Ings, but he was not on target. Burnley will play Arsenal next on April 11th.
Here are some highlights:
A Sluggish Beginning to the Game
Danny Ings nearly scored within the first five minutes of the game, but this has been a slow first 20 minutes of the game by and large in Burnley.
Harry Kane Has Not Made The Effect For Tottenham Today
Captain for the day, English Premier League top scorer Harry Kane has not made an impact in a scoreless affair between Tottenham and Burnley.
This Result Would Suit Burnley
Tottenham Has Tried Long Range Shots Today To No Avail
A big reason for Tottenham’s issues today has been that they have not been very direct on the goal.
Shots (on goal): Burnley, 15 (4); Tottenham 12 (2)
Fouls: Burnley, 9; Tottenham, 5
Tackles: Burnley, 20, Tottenham, 18
Possession: Tottenham 60%, Burnley 40%
Yellow Cards: Burnley- Kieran Trippier (68′), Benjamin Mee (78′)
Tottenham (4-5-1): Vorm; Walker, Rose, Chiriches, Dier; Paulinho, Chadli, Eriksen, Mason, Bentaleb; Kane
Tottenham Reserves: Friedel, Stambouli, Davies, Soldado, Lamela, Townsend, Dembele
Burnley (4-4-2): Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee; Ings, Jones, Boyd, Arfield; Vokes, Barnes
Burnley Reserves: Gilks, Kightly, Ulvestad, Ward, Keane, Sordell, Jutkiewicz
Burnley is fighting for their first consecutive seasons in the English Premier League, as they were a member of the English Premier League in 2009-2010 for the first time ever, but only spent one year there. Burnley plays Arsenal on Aprill 11th after Tottenham, back to back tough games for the Clarets, who are right on the edge of demotion. For Burnley there are three major games to watch: April 25th against last in the table Leiceister City, May 9th against 15th in the table Hull City, and May 24th against 16th in the table Aston Villa on the last Saturday of the season. The two best things that Burnley is looking at for the end of the season are staying in the English Premier League in 2015-2016 and a decent transfer fee for striker Danny Ings. Manchester United, Liverpool, and Real Sociedad of La Liga have all shown interest in the 22 year old English striker who is rated as a £6 million move.
Tottenham has had a very interesting 2014-2015 campaign, mainly because of the 21 year old English striker Harry Kane, who has seemingly came out of nowhere to tie Chelsea striker Diego Costa for the English Premier League lead in goals with 19. Tottenham went to the championship game of the Capital One Cup losing 2-0 to Chelsea, made the knockout stage of the Europa League before losing to Fiorentina 2-0, and is just one point out of European competition for 2015-2016. Tottenham is coming off of a 4-3 win over Leiceister City where Harry Kane led Spurs with a hat trick. Tottenham’s schedule loosens in the latter part of the season, as they only have three games left against teams in the top half of the table. Spurs playSouthampton on April 25th, Manchester City on May 5th, and Stoke City on May 9th, the three toughest games keeping them from European qualification.