Burnley stuns Tottenham with late equaliser


August 28, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur's Moussa Sissoko fights for the ball with Burnley's James Tarkowski (left), during the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley stadiumyesterday. (AP Photo)


Burnley stunned Tottenham with a stoppage-time equaliser as Chris Wood clinched a 1-1 draw in the Premier League to prolong the north London club's miserable record at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham has only managed two wins in 12 matches in the last decade at English football's national stadium, which is being used as the team's temporary home for this season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.

"The feeling is not so great because of the way we conceded the last goal," Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. "That is football. It was a tough game. Difficult for us to play. We had the chance to score a second or third, but we missed. Sometimes you pay."

Persistent pressure had paid off at the start of the second half when Dele Alli put Tottenham in front. Christian Eriksen's corner was flicked on by Eric Dier at the near post and Alli scrambled the ball into the net in the 49th minute.

Tottenham wasted chances to put the game out of the reach of the northern visitors and was punished right at the end when Wood marked his Premier League debut with his goal in the second minute of stoppage time.

"I am extremely pleased. It is a difficult task coming to play Tottenham," Burnley manager Sean Dyche said. "There is a lot made of the stadium, but they remain a good side."

The draw leaves both Burnley and Tottenham, which lost to Chelsea last Sunday at Wembley, with four points after three games.

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