Premier League: Harry Kane and Son combine again as Spurs win at Turf Moor; Brighton and West Brom share points

Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane continued in their deadly vein as they once again combined and scored the only goal to help Tottenham eventually break a stubborn Burnley defence and win 1-0 at Turf Moor on Monday night of 26 October 2020..

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Son scored the match winner with less than 20 minutes remaining and with what  was the Spurs’ first attempt on target, as the Korean headed home a Kane’s flick-on from a corner.

The Spurs duo, Kane and Son, earned a spot behind former Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard on the competition’s all-time list as they have now combined 29 times for a Premier League goal.

Kane also proved instrumental defensively on the night as he made a goal-line clearance to deny James Tarkowski moments earlier.

Tottenham are now sitting pretty in the top 5 after the win while Burnley remain in the relegation zone with just one point from their five league games this season.

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Sean Dyche say: “We fell foul to a soft set-piece by our standards but I don’t want to over-egg that when we’ve played so well. I thought there was a lot of the performance that was right about what we’re trying to do, especially against this quality of side. We stopped their tempo, kept key players quiet and we had more chances than we normally do against a side like this. They’re getting fit now, they’re getting sharper.

Jose Mourinho: “Yes, it was exactly what I was expecting. I know Sean, I know the difficulties he can bring to the best attacking team, he’s very clever, he plays with what he has and he gave us what I was expecting, he gave us a very difficult match so congratulations to him and his boys. My players, they didn’t play the quality football that we want, but because of Burnley, not because of us so I think we did a positive game.”

Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Burnley have won just one of their last 24 Premier League home games against the “big six” sides (D4 L19), a 2-1 victory against Tottenham in February 2019.
  • Tottenham have recorded clean sheets in successive games in all competitions after failing to record a shutout in 10 games stretching back to last season.
  • In his entire managerial career, against no other side has José Mourinho faced more often without losing than Burnley (10 – W6 D4), winning five of his six away matches against the Clarets (D1).
  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League games played on Monday (W9 D2), going down 0-1 against Man City in October 2018.
  • Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been directly involved in 13 goals this season, the most ever recorded by a player in his team’s first six Premier League games of a season (5 goals, 8 assists).
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has recorded eight assists in six Premier League appearances this season, the most he has ever provided in a single campaign in the competition.
  • Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min have combined for 29 Premier League goals, with only Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard managing more (36).
  • Josh Brownhill’s booking for Burnley after 63 seconds was the earliest in a Premier League game since Scott McTominay for Manchester United against Newcastle in December 2019 (24 seconds).

Brighton 1-1 West Brom: A late Karlan Grant’s strike secures a point for the Baggies

West Bromwich Albion’s Karlan Grant powered in a late strike to deny Brighton their first home win of the season as both sides shared the spoils on Monday night.

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Jake Livermore had unwittingly given Brighton the lead in the first half after Branislav Ivanovic’s clearance hit him before diverting into the net, but the summer arrival, Grant, who was making just his second Premier League start for West Brom, spared the blushes of his captain.

Grant was able to smash an effort past Brighton’s goalie Matt Ryan to snatch a point for his side after Callum Robinson’s fizzing cross was missed by the Brighton defence.

The result leaves Brighton without a win at the Amex this season. West Brom also put another vital point on the board and are now two points clear of the relegation places.

Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Since the start of last season, no side has benefited from more own-goals in the Premier League than Brighton (5, alongside Tottenham).
  • Brighton have kept just one clean sheet in their 12 Premier League home games in 2020, the fewest of any ever-present side during this calendar year.
  • West Brom striker Karlan Grant has scored four goals in his last six away league games, after netting just one in his six before that.
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