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Dublin: 15 °C Friday 14 August, 2020

Erik Lamela's first Premier League goal for Spurs proves to be the winner

Tottenham claimed a 2-1 victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane.

ERIK LAMELA’S SUPERB first Premier League goal earned Tottenham a 2-1 win over Burnley in an entertaining encounter at White Hart Lane.

The Argentinian, who arrived for a club-record fee from Roma prior to the 2013-14 campaign, had previously gone 25 league appearances without finding the net for Spurs, but he broke his duck in fine style on Saturday.

Lamela produced a sublime curling finish from 25 yards to net the winner in the 35th minute, after a strike of similar quality from Ashley Barnes had cancelled out Harry Kane’s header.

Kane met Nacer Chadli’s pinpoint delivery midway through the first half – his 14th goal of the season in all competitions and third in as many matches.

Barnes netted the winner in Burnley’s 1-0 victory over Southampton last weekend and, although there was a slice of fortune about that strike, there was nothing lucky about his third Premier League goal as he hit a magnificent effort into the top corner from just outside the area.

That goal was outshone by Lamela’s effort, however, as Spurs completed a successful seven days, having defeated Swansea City last weekend and progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup with a 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle United on Wednesday.

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