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Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 Burnley

By James McMathBBC Sport
  • Sordell and Wallace put Burnley 2-0 ahead
  • Paulinho, Capoue and Chiriches get first goals of season
  • Rose completes comeback
  • Tottenham will host Leicester in fourth round

Tottenham fought back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley and set up an FA Cup fourth-round tie with Leicester City.

Marvin Sordell's first-time strike and Ross Wallace's deflected free-kick gave the Clarets an early advantage.

But Paulinho pulled a goal back for the hosts from close range before Etienne Capoue equalised with a firm strike from 20 yards before half-time.

Vlad Chiriches forced in Paulinho's corner and Danny Rose converted Roberto Soldado's low cross to make it 4-2.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino made seven changes to the Spurs team who were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday and it looked to have backfired as Burnley took advantage of some poor defending to take a third-minute lead.

Captain Younes Kaboul started only his second match since November and he and central defensive partner Jan Vertonghen were guilty of poor positioning when a long pass from Burnley defender Kieran Tripper was allowed to reach Sordell and the England Under-21 striker struck an instinctive shot beyond Michel Vorm from 18 yards.

The Clarets benefited from a slice of fortune when they doubled their advantage four minutes later.

Benjamin Stambouli brought down David Jones 25 yards out and Wallace's free-kick took a significant deflection off Soldado in the defensive wall on its way into the net.

Ross Wallace puts Burnley 2-0 up against Tottenham Hotspur
Ross Wallace scored his second goal of the season to put Burnley 2-0 up

Andros Townsend caused Burnley plenty of problems in the first half and he helped get the home team back into the match.

The England winger's cross was flicked on by Soldado and Paulinho controlled the ball on his chest before volleying beyond Tom Heaton from six yards.

Soldado missed a chance to make it 2-2 when he hit the bar from five yards after swapping passes with Townsend in a swift Spurs counter-attack.

There was a reprieve for Soldado when the equaliser arrived in the 45th minute.

Paulinho failed to control Ben Davies's cross from the left but Capoue arrived from midfield to fire in a fierce shot from 20 yards.

Paulinho was again involved as Tottenham seized control of the match with two goals in four minutes early in the second half.

The Brazilian's corner to the back post was too high for Heaton and Chiricheș used his chest to force the ball over the line at the back post.

Tottenham made it 4-2 when Stambouli's cross-field pass released Soldado and his low ball across the face of goal was perfect for Rose to meet first-time.

Burnley scarcely threatened to get back into the match as Tottenham, who last won the Cup in 1991, maintained their hold on proceedings.

Soldado twice had chances to increase the margin of victory but dragged an ambitious shot wide from 30 yards before firing straight at Heaton after controlling Paulinho's cross from 15 yards out.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said: "We deserved to go through to the next round. It was key to go in at half-time at 2-2. We fixed something from the tactical situation and scored two goals quickly to decide the game.

"The team has shown character and faith. It's important to grow in the group. I am happy they showed character because that is important.

"We're happy with our squad. It's a strong squad and it's important to give all an opportunity to play."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: "We came here to win but it was a game of mistakes from us. We've learnt well over the season but tonight we made too many mistakes.

"There were a number of things that didn't go our way but we can't defend like that at key moments. Eventually if you keep making poor decisions, you get hurt."

Danny Rose scores to put Tottenham 4-2 up against Burnley
Danny Rose got his second goal in three matches to complete Tottenham's scoring
Burnley celebrate Ross Wallace's goal against Tottenham
Ross Wallace's deflected free-kick was his second goal of the season
Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado has scored four goals in 24 matches this season
Etienne Capoue celebrates his goal for Tottenham against Burnley
Etienne Capoue has scored twice since joining Tottenham from Toulouse for £9m in 2013



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Vorm
  • 6ChirichesBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDierat 80'minutes
  • 4Kaboul
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 33Davies
  • 29Capoue
  • 25Stambouli
  • 17TownsendSubstituted forOnomahat 76'minutes
  • 8Paulinho
  • 3RoseSubstituted forChadliat 59'minutes
  • 9Soldado


  • 1Lloris
  • 15Dier
  • 16Naughton
  • 18Kane
  • 19Dembélé
  • 22Chadli
  • 47Onomah


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 2TrippierSubstituted forReidat 68'minutes
  • 4Duff
  • 25KeaneBooked at 88mins
  • 6Mee
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forBoydat 89'minutes
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 45mins
  • 14JonesSubstituted forMarneyat 76'minutes
  • 11Kightly
  • 17Sordell
  • 9Vokes


  • 3Lafferty
  • 8Marney
  • 10Ings
  • 18Reid
  • 21Boyd
  • 22Gilks
  • 30Barnes
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Burnley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 4, Burnley 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur).

  4. Post update

    Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur).

  6. Post update

    George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. George Boyd replaces Ross Wallace.

  9. Booking

    Michael Keane (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Keane (Burnley).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Roberto Soldado (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paulinho with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Benjamin Stambouli.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier replaces Vlad Chiriches.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Josh Onomah replaces Andros Townsend.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Dean Marney replaces David Jones.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Benjamin Stambouli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Etienne Capoue (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nacer Chadli.