• Date: Sun 09 May 2010
  • Venue: Turf Moor
  • Ref: Dean, M
  • Attendance: 21,161
Burnley

Burnley

Elliott (42)

Cork (54)

Paterson (71)

Thompson (88)

4 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur

Bale (3)

Modric (32)

Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur

Team Lineups

Burnley

Brian Jensen
Steven Caldwell, S
Tyrone Mears
Andre Bikey
Danny Fox
Jack Cork
Graham Alexander
Wade Elliott
Steven Fletcher (Steven Thompson, 86)
Martin Paterson (Chris Eagles, 90)
David Nugent (Robbie Blake, 79)

Tottenham Hotspur

Ben Alnwick
Gareth Bale
Younes Kaboul
Michael Dawson
Ledley King
Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Tom Huddlestone (Wilson Palacios, 64)
Aaron Lennon
Luka Modric
Peter Crouch (Eidur Gudjohnsen, 85)
Jermain Defoe (Roman Pavlyuchenko, 63)

Match Report
In their last Premier League game Burnley staged a remarkable comeback to salvage a morale-boosting 4-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp had perhaps surprisingly named a near full-strength starting 11 although he was without goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes - Ben Alnwick deputising for the Brazilian. The visitors raced to an early lead when Younes Kaboul supplied a pass inside Danny Fox to Spurs wideman Aaron Lennon whose cross was turned in by Gareth Bale. Striker Peter Crouch had two opportunities to increase the lead further before Tottenham did score their second when midfielder Luka Modric's shot left Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen with no chance. The Clarets grabbed a lifeline prior to the half-time interval with a move involving Graham Alexander and Steven Fletcher before Wade Elliott's shot found the back of the net. Spurs went desperately close to restoring their two-goal advantage early in the second half when Jermain Defoe's pass found Lennon whose shot struck the far post. The home side then found some urgency in their play and, after Fletcher had twice gone close, grabbed a deserved equaliser when Martin Paterson's cross from the right was headed in by on-loan Chelsea midfielder Jack Cork. Burnley continued to take the game to their opponents and were rewarded in fortunate circumstances when Fletcher mis-hit his shot across the face of goal and the ball was turned in at the far post by Paterson. To complete a remarkable turnaround, substitute Steven Thompson grabbed a fourth by turning the ball past Alnwick after a strike from Elliott on the edge of the box. The victory leaves Burnley chairman Barry Kilby with a tough decision to make about whether manager Brian Laws is the man who will be entrusted to see if the Clarets can spring an immediate return to the Premiership.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

Full Time: BURNLEY 4-2 TOTTENHAM. The final whistle goes and Burnley sign off from the Premier League in style but Spurs' capitulation will concern Harry Redknapp.

90
Substitution
 

Chris Eagles replaces Martin Paterson.

89

Spurs win a free-kick 20 yards out which is fired into the wall by Eidur Gudjohnsen.

88
Goal
 

BURNLEY 4-2 TOTTENHAM. Wade Elliott's shot is deflected past Ben Alnwick by substitute THOMPSON.

87

Michael Dawson clears a Tyrone Mears cross.

86
Substitution
 

Steven Thompson is on for Steven Fletcher.

85
Substitution
 

Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Peter Crouch.

84

Gareth Bale's corner is deflected onto the woodwork by Steven Caldwell as Spurs go for the equaliser.

82

Roman Pavlyuchenko has a deflected shot saved by Brian Jensen.

80

Spurs are having more of the ball as we enter the last 10 minutes, can they find an equaliser?

78
Substitution
 

Robbie Blake comes on for David Nugent.

77

Gareth Bale takes a free-kick and Peter Crouch tries to make contact but doesn't trouble Brian Jensen.

75

It's all Burnley as David Nugent takes a short corner and Martin Paterson's effort is saved.

73

Martin Paterson sends in a cross which is cleared by Michael Dawson.

71
Goal
 

BURNLEY 3-2 TOTTENHAM. Steven Fletcher's cross is steered past Ben Alnwick by PATERSON to complete Burnley's comeback.

70

Peter Crouch tries to play in Roman Pavlyuchenko but his flick-on can't quite reach his team-mate.

68

Gareth Bale takes a free-kick which takes a deflection and ends up in the arms of Brian Jensen.

65

Luka Modric tries to find Roman Pavlyuchenko but his pass is too far ahead of his team-mate.

64
Substitution
 

Tom Huddlestone is replaced by Wilson Palacios.

62

Gareth Bale takes a free-kick won by Jermain Defoe just before he was substituted but sends the ball way over the bar.

62
Substitution
 

Roman Pavlyuchenko replaces Jermain Defoe.

60

Spurs are looking uncomfortable now after dominating the first half.

58

Graham Alexander takes a corner which is cleared by Benoit Assou-Ekotto at the near post as Burnley go for a winner.

56

It's all Burnley now, with Jack Cork and Wade Elliott both having shots blocked by the Spurs defence.

54
Goal
 

BURNLEY 2-2 TOTTENHAM. Martin Paterson's cross finds JACK CORKwho powerfully heads the ball past Ben Alnwick.

51

Steven Fletcher has another shot which flies over the bar.

50

Burnley are playing well now and Steven Fletcher has an effort which is saved by Ben Alnwick.

49

Martin Paterson pounces on a rebound after Ledley King tackles David Nugent but Ben Alnwick manages to save with his legs.

48

Steven Fletcher has a snapshot that flies just wide of Ben Alnwick's right-hand post.

46

Spurs are immediately on the attack and Aaron Lennon has a close-range effort that hits the post.

Second half
 

The second half gets underway.

Half time
 

Half Time: BURNLEY 1-2 TOTTENHAM. The whistle goes for half-time, Spurs were in control but Burnley are right back in it.

44

Steven Fletcher has an effort which drifts wide of the left-hand post.

42
Goal
 

BURNLEY 1-2 TOTTENHAM. Steven Fletcher's flick-on finds WADE ELLIOTT who coolly finishes to give Burnley a lifeline.

40

Luka Modric concedes a free-kick for a foul on Jack Cork.

38

Martin Paterson is blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto but referee Mike Dean waves play on.

37

Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

35

Gareth Bale is in the thick of the action again and finds Jermain Defoe who is dispossessed by Steven Caldwell.

33

Gareth Bale tries to get past Graham Alexander but the Burnley man nicks the ball off him.

32
Goal
 

BURNLEY 0-2 TOTTENHAM. LUKA MODRIC wriggles his way through the Burnley defence and smashes the ball into the top corner of the net.

31

Peter Crouch has an effort blocked by Graham Alexander.

29

Andre Bikey tries his luck from distance but the ball flies wide of Ben Alnwick's goal.

27

Luka Modric wins another free-kick but he, Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale can't get past the Burnley defence.

25

Steven Caldwell concedes a free-kick for a foul on Peter Crouch but it's wasted by Spurs, Younes Kaboul's effort going well wide.

24

Wade Elliott flights in a cross which is cleared by Younes Kaboul.

22

Gareth Bale sends in another cross which is just too far ahead of Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe.

20

Burnley try to put together a counterattack but Ledley King, playing his third game in eight days, comfortably deals with the threat.

18

Spurs have a couple of corners in quick succession which are cleared by the Burnley defence.

17

Spurs are turning the screw and Andre Bikey has to be alert to block a shot from Jermain Defoe.

16

Gareth Bale takes the corner which finds Peter Crouch in the six-yard box but the big man heads over the bar.

15

Andre Bikey concedes a corner after blocking a Peter Crouch effort.

14

Jermain Defoe is flagged offside.

12

Brian Laws doesn't look happy on the sidelines to see his side succumb again.

10

Martin Paterson tries to give the home fans something to cheer but his first effort is blocked by Ledley King and his cross is caught by Ben Alnwick.

8

Burnley have their first effort on goal through Jack Cork but his effort is weak and saved by Ben Alnwick.

7

Spurs are stepping up the pressure with both Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon swinging crosses into the box.

5

There's a delay in play as Benoit Assou-Ekotto is down receiving treatment after a clash with David Nugent.

4

Spurs are looking in confident mood and are in control.

3
Goal
 

BURNLEY 0-1 TOTTENHAM. Aaron Lennon uses his pace and crosses for GARETH BALE to pass the ball into the net, a great start for Spurs.

1

Can relegated Burnley prevent Spurs grabbing third place ahead of Arsenal?

1
Kickoff
 

The game gets underway.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Harry Redknapp also makes just one change, Ben Alnwick replacing Heurelho Gomes who is still struggling with a groin injury.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Burnley make one change, Andre Bikey coming in for Leon Cort.