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Burnley 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

By Phil DawkesBBC Sport
FA Cup: Burnley 1-1 Tottenham highlights
  • Spurs now unbeaten in seven games
  • Chadli scores his ninth goal of the season
  • Vokes's goal his first since returning from injury
  • Winner will host Leicester in round four

Burnley and Tottenham need a replay to decide who hosts Leicester in the FA Cup fourth round after a draw at Turf Moor.

A dire first half gave way to a better second with Spurs taking a 52nd-minute lead when Nacer Chadli hammered in from inside the box from a Ben Davies cross.

Burnley levelled through Sam Vokes, in only his second appearance since returning from a serious knee injury.

His neat side-foot finish into the far corner of the goal sealed the replay.

These two teams met in the 1962 FA Cup final, which Spurs won 3-1 in an encounter later nicknamed "The Chessboard Final" because of the lack of passion and excitement on show during a cautious, tactical battle between the sides at Wembley.

For the first half of Monday's match it seemed as though both teams were staging an ode to that game, with few chances and long periods of ponderous possession as organisation won out over invention.

There was not a single effort of any type prior to the break, with both keepers merely observers to the stalemate in front of them.

It was 45 minutes that justified the decision of many Burnley fans not to attend the game, meaning an attendance of just 9,348.

Tottenham came into this all-Premier League clash as one of the top flight's most in-form teams, having won five of their last six games, including the 5-3 win over title-favourites Chelsea on New Year's Day, but seven changes to the side stripped them of momentum and fluency.

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Forward Harry Kane has been one of the stars of that recent run, scoring six goals in as many matches, and it was his introduction that changed the dynamic of his side's display and the nature of the game.

In his first five minutes Kane played a part in the creation of three decent chances before Chadli connected with Davies' cross from the left to fire past Tom Heaton from 12 yards out.

Burnley had won only one of their previous eight matches, although this is misleading as the Clarets have upset the odds during that run to claim comeback draws at Manchester City and Newcastle, while only losing narrowly to both Liverpool and Tottenham.

Once again they had to draw on these battling qualities to earn a result.

Vokes has faced a personal battle himself over the past nine months to return to fitness following a knee injury and it was therefore apt that he earned his side a replay courtesy of a neat finish from Kieran Trippier's cross from the right.

The home side's efforts were almost for nothing when Kane was presented with a superb chance in added time but in contrast to his recent form he fluffed the effort in front of goal.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "It was a game of very few chances. They made seven changes and had a team only £130m worth. It was a lacklustre game, with little atmosphere. We did everything to try and get a result.

"The massive plus is Sam Vokes getting a goal on his recovery. He is on his way back to full fitness. Our mentality is solid and our physicality is outstanding."

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "The first half was difficult and poor. But the second half was a turnaround. We scored and the game was ours but you never give up and they got back in the game. I am disappointed because we have to play another game. We have a lot of games ahead.

"Amazing support from our fans. Thank you very much."

Empty seats at Turf Moor
There were plenty of empty seats at Turf Moor for Monday's third-round tie
Federico Fazio beats Ashley Barnes to a header
Federico Fazio was one of four players retained by Spurs from the 5-3 league win over Chelsea
Nacer Chadli (second from right) celebrates
Chadli's goal was his ninth of the season
Sam Vokes scores for Burnley
Vokes returned from injury with a substitute appearance against Liverpool on Boxing Day



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 25Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 3Lafferty
  • 11Kightly
  • 8Marney
  • 37Arfield
  • 21BoydSubstituted forWallaceat 79'minutes
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forVokesat 61'minutes
  • 10IngsSubstituted forSordellat 78'minutes


  • 7Wallace
  • 9Vokes
  • 16O'Neill
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Reid
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Vorm
  • 6Chiriches
  • 21Fazio
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 33Davies
  • 25StambouliBooked at 9minsSubstituted forKaneat 45'minutes
  • 19Dembélé
  • 22Chadli
  • 8Paulinho
  • 23Eriksen
  • 9SoldadoSubstituted forTownsendat 68'minutes


  • 15Dier
  • 16Naughton
  • 17Townsend
  • 18Kane
  • 24Friedel
  • 29Capoue
  • 47Onomah
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Ross Wallace tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Federico Fazio (Tottenham Hotspur).

  8. Post update

    Marvin Sordell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jan Vertonghen.

  10. Post update

    Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane tries a through ball, but Nacer Chadli is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Vlad Chiriches.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Federico Fazio (Tottenham Hotspur).

  15. Post update

    Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces George Boyd.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Marvin Sordell replaces Danny Ings.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Kane with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.