Tottenham vs Burnley Player Ratings

Tottenham vs Burnley Player Ratings as Van de Ven’s late winner ends four-game losing run for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Overview

Tottenham Hotspur left it late against Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday to win their first Premier League match in five games. Micky van de Ven struck the winner for Spurs in the 82nd minute, relegating the Clarets from the top flight, while also keeping their Champions League hopes alive.

Against all the odds, 19th-placed Burnley took the lead in the game as Jacob Bruun Larsen scored for the visitors in the 25th minute. Just seven minutes later, Pedro Porro equalized for Spurs, as the hosts produced a swift response. Their comeback was complete with only eight minutes of normal time remaining when Van de Ven made it 2-1 for Tottenham.

After four consecutive losses, Ange Postecoglu’s side finally won a league game again and closed the gap on fourth-placed Aston Villa to just four points with only two games remaining in their season. Burnley, though, were officially relegated back into the Championship, as they can no longer mathematically climb back into safety.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Burnley Player Ratings

Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings

Guglielmo Vicario (GK) – 7/10: A comfortable outing for the Spurs custodian but made one key save to deny Vitinho

Pedro Porro (RB) – 8/10: A menacing presence in attack, even equalizing for the hosts just minutes after Burnley’s opener

Cristian Romero (CB) – 7/10: The Argentine was never afraid to charge off his line and get the ball forward, all while never relinquishing his defensive duties

Micky van de Ven (CB) – 7.5/10: He was caught out for Burnley’s goal but made up for that by netting the winner in the 82nd minute

Oliver Skipp (LB) – 6.5/10: He held the fort well but looked unsettled in some moments of pressure from Burnley

Pape Mate Sarr (RM) – 6/10: He took a while to get going but found his feet in the second half

Yves Bissouma (CM) – 5/10: Barely any involvement from the midfielder

James Maddison (LM) – 7/10: A highly improved performance from the former Leicester City star, who even assisted Van de Ven’s winning goal

Brennan Johnson (RW) – 6.5/10: He assisted Porro but missed a few chances himself

Heung-min Son (ST) – 7/10: He was Tottenham’s creative chieftain with five key passes on the night

Dejan Kulusevski (LW) – 5/10: Lacked creativity, didn’t offer a direct threat, and looked sloppy on the ball too

Burnley Player Ratings

Arijanet Muric (GK) – 6.5/10: The Burnley custodian made a slew of poor back passes but with seven saves, it’s safe to say he kept Spurs at length for long

Lorenz Assignon (RB) – 6.5/10: He had Kulusevski in his pocket for the longest time

Dara O’Shea (CB) – 7/10: He read the game brilliantly and made six clearances on the evening

Maxime Esteve (CB) – 6.5/10: He too was solid and complimented O’Shea well, making two clearances, three interceptions and two tackles

Charlie Taylor (LB) – 5.5/10: Off his position a few times, allowing Spurs to make use of the space on his side of the field

Jacob Bruun Larsen (RM) – 8/10: Perhaps Burnley’s star of the evening, Bruun Larsen ran the rings around their mighty hosts and even put his side in front with a well-taken goal

Josh Cullen (CM) – 6/10: The midfielder used his physicality to cause Spurs plenty of problems, winning four ground duels and making three tackles

Sander Berge (CM) – 7/10: A revelation in midfield for Burnley with his speed, grace, and elegance

Vitinho (LM) – 6/10: The Brazilian saw a lovely effort pushed away by Vicario

Wilson Odobert (ST) – 6.5/10: He made two key passes but struggled to offer a direct threat

Lyle Foster (ST) – 6/10: Much like Odobert, Foster too couldn’t cause any trouble for Spurs.

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