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  • Elliott (42), Cork (54), Paterson (71), Thompson (88)
  • Bale (3), Modric (32)
  • Date:2010-05-09
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Turf Moor
  • Attendance:21161
  • Referee:Dean, M

Live Commentary


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.


Chris Eagles replaces Martin Paterson.


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


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


Michael Dawson clears a Tyrone Mears cross.


Steven Thompson is on for Steven Fletcher.


Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Peter Crouch.


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


Roman Pavlyuchenko has a deflected shot saved by Brian Jensen.


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


Robbie Blake comes on for David Nugent.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Tom Huddlestone is replaced by Wilson Palacios.


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


Roman Pavlyuchenko replaces Jermain Defoe.


Spurs are looking uncomfortable now after dominating the first half.


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


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


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


Steven Fletcher has another shot which flies over the bar.


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


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


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


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


The second half gets underway.


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


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


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


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


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


Jermain Defoe is caught offside.


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


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


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


Peter Crouch has an effort blocked by Graham Alexander.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Jermain Defoe is flagged offside.


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


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.


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


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


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


Spurs are looking in confident mood and are in control.


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.


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


The game gets underway.


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


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

Match Preview

Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur meet in this end of season Premier League clash with both clubs going through mixed emotions this term.

The Clarets have suffered relegation back to the Championship after winning promotion via the play-offs last summer, while Spurs, on the back of their fantastic 1-0 away day win at Manchester City on Wednesday night, have secured Champions League football next season for the first time in their history.

Peter Crouch's late header ensured they would progress ahead of City as they clinched that crucial fourth qualifying spot.

So the trip north for Spurs' fans will be something of a celebration on Sunday but, on the contrary, the Clarets will be ruing their dismal campaign as they prepare for a term in the second tier once again.

Since Burnley beat Hull City 2-0 on October 31, they have managed to collect just two further wins from 26 fixtures.

Spurs, on the other hand, have lost twice in 11 to aid their lofty position.

Four wins - against Arsenal, Chelsea, Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City - from their previous five games has seen them keep clear of the chasing pack.

A 3-1 defeat at Manchester United has blotted their copybook of recent times but Harry Redknapp's men have done enough to seal the deal they set out to do this term.

Brian Laws must do without long-term knee victim Chris McCann for the final game of an unsuccessful season while Clarke Carlisle (ankle) could make a return to the action.

Redknapp could ring the changes with his side's position confirmed but Niko Kranjcar (ankle), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Carlo Cudicini (wrist) are ruled out of contention.

Back in September, Burnley endured a capital horror show as a rampant Robbie Keane chipped in with four goals as Spurs cantered to a 5-0 success at White Hart Lane.

The Republic of Ireland international opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Jermaine Jenas fired in from 20 yards to open up a 2-0 advantage at half-time.

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(07 Jun 2010, 15:36)

Well done burnley!

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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.


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