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Home / Football / Christian Eriksen strike gives Tottenham last-gasp win over Burnley

Christian Eriksen strike gives Tottenham last-gasp win over Burnley

Tottenham needed an injury-time goal from substitute Christian Eriksen to defeat struggling Burnley 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, while Crystal Palace defeated Leicester 1-0.

football Updated: Dec 15, 2018 23:13 IST
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Tottenham's Christian Eriksen celebrates with Son Heung-min at the end of the match.
Tottenham's Christian Eriksen celebrates with Son Heung-min at the end of the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur substitute Christian Eriksen scored in added time as they snatched a 1-0 win over Burnley at Wembley Stadium to stay within five points of provisional leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.

Sean Dyche’s Burnley side looked to have secured a crucial point in their fight to move clear of the bottom three but Eriksen broke their hearts with a clinical finish at the death.

It has turned out to be a dream week for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who qualified for the Champions League knockout stages in midweek and are just three points behind second-placed Liverpool who face Manchester United on Sunday.

The win could have been a lot bigger for the London club but they came up against impressive Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, no stranger to Wembley having been England’s number one, and made his best save after 74 minutes from Erik Lamela’s low effort.

Tottenham continued to create the best openings and blew two great chances in the final 10 minutes when Son Heung-min and Dele Alli somehow failed to find the target.

But Eriksen ensured the home side came away with all three points a minute into injury-time when he was picked out by Harry Kane and fired the ball into the top corner.