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After the midweek frenzy of the transfer window and Tottenham Hotspur’s unfortunate exit from the Insert-Sponsor-Name-Here Cup™, they faced a seemingly routine away trip to Turf Moor. Vincent Kompany’s promoted team, known for dominating the Championship last season, presented a different challenge compared to Burnley’s recent conservative style, promising an exciting and aggressive match.
Ange Postecoglou made a single change from the previous league fixture against Bournemouth, with Richarlison making way for Manor Solomon in the starting lineup. Heung-Min Son took on the striker role to accommodate the new signing from Shakhtar Donetsk on the left.
Burnley took the lead early as Luca Koleosho capitalized on Pedro Porro’s defensive lapse, showcasing Burnley’s aggressive intent. However, Tottenham responded swiftly. Solomon had a chance to put Spurs ahead but opted to shoot from a tight angle instead of passing to teammates in a better position.
Porro and Solomon later redeemed themselves. A long ball from Porro found Son, who set up Solomon for an equalizer with an exquisite return pass.
Both teams pressed high, resulting in turnovers and fouls. Pape Matar Sarr received a yellow card for delaying play after committing a foul. James Maddison had multiple attempts, but Burnley’s goalkeeper made the saves.
Dejan Kulusevski and Johann Gudmundsson also received yellow cards. Spurs took the lead with an incredible goal by Cristian Romero, and Maddison had a penalty shout waved away.
At halftime, Burnley made two substitutions and shifted to a back three. However, Tottenham remained dangerous on the attack, with Kulusevski wasting a great chance.
Tottenham added a third goal with a move initiated by their pressing game. Udogie won the ball high up the pitch, setting up Maddison for a powerful strike. Burnley fought back but was denied by an acrobatic save from Guglielmo Vicario.
Tottenham continued to dominate, adding more goals to their tally. Son completed a hat-trick, sealing a 5-1 lead.
Postecoglou made substitutions, and Burnley managed a late consolation goal through Josh Brownhill. The match ended with Tottenham winning 5-2.