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Sunday May 9, 2010 Day 38 Finished Turf Moor

4 - 2

Burnley

  • Elliott 42’
  • Cork 54’
  • Paterson 71’
  • Thompson 88’

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Bale 3’
  • Modric 32’

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  1. Burnley bow out victorious

    Burnley bow out victorious

    Burnley said goodbye to the Premier League in style after they fought back from two goals down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at Turf Moor. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Burnley
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes, and Burnley wave goodbye to the Premier League in some fashion! Clarets fans well be left to wonder what might have been after that result.
    • 90+3' Blake jinks inside the box and wins a corner. Taken short to Eagles, and Burnley will run the clock down.
    • 90+1' Burnley substitution: Chris Eagles replaces Paterson.
    • 90' Gudjohnsen fires a free-kick into the Burnley wall, and the follow-up shot from Modric is charged down.
    • 88' GOAL!! Elliott fires in a low ball that Thompson gets the slightest of touches to and it beats Alnwick!!
    • 86' Burnley substitution: Steven Thompson replaces Steven Fletcher.
    • 86' Fletcher releases Blake down the left with a backheel and the substitute pings the ball across to Paterson. The move breaks down, but once agains Spurs are all over the place defensively.
    • 85' Tottenham substitution: Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Crouch.
    • 84' Bale's free-kick is met by another lacklustre header from Crouch that Jensen catches.
    • 83' Burnley have taken the sting out of Spurs now. The visitors look like they've given up.
    • 81' Cries of "Ole!" ring out as Burnley casually string some passes together.
    • 79' Burnley substitution: Robbie Blake replaces Nugent.
    • 78' Bale sends a free-kick into the box and Crouch sends a free header right at Jensen.
    • 77' Spurs look like a side that has checked out now. Perhaps they found out about the scoreline at Arsenal at half-time.
    • 75' Paterson's shot from the edge of the box is deflected and loops into the air but drops behind for a corner.
    • 74' Paterson's cross leads to another corner. Alnwick punches it clear.
    • 72' Paterson's fourth goal of the season could give Burnley one last hurrah before they go down.
    • 71' GOAL!! Fletcher turns past Kaboul and plays the ball across to Paterson who fires Burnley ahead! ALnwick was woefully out of position in his goal and Paterson virtually had an open goal to aim at.
    • 70' Kaboul tries and fails to get a cross past Fox, and will have to make do with a throw.
    • 69' Pavlyuchenko scored in both League Cup matches against Burnley last season.
    • 68' Bale's cross kicks up off Mears and Jensen catches it.
    • 66' Tottenham have won only one of their last five visits to Turf Moor in all competitions – a 3-0 victory in the League Cup fourth round in November 2004.
    • 65' Spurs are beginning to resist Burnley's dominance after that blistering spell from the home side.
    • 64' Tottenham substitution: Wilson Palacios replaces Huddlestone.
    • 63' Bale takes the free-kick, and fires it well over the bar.
    • 62' Tottenham substitution: Roman Pavlyuchenko replaces Defoe.
    • 61' Defoe hauled down on the edge of the box. That could be his last contribution as Spurs ready a substitution.
    • 60' Fletcher limps off after receiving treatment following that tackle. Alexander's corner is almost met by Caldwell, but it's cleared in the nick of time.
    • 58' Wonderful play from Burnley as Spurs are being pulled from pillar to post! Paterson reeives a sweeping cross-field pass and plays it back across towards Fletcher at the far post... denied by a sliding tackle by King!
    • 57' Kaboul stomps down on Nugent's foot as the striker moved to turn past him. Burnley are playing some great football now, the sort of neat passing game they played under Owen Coyle.
    • 56' Cork's first Premier League goal is no more than his team deserve from their second-half showing.
    • 55' GOAL!! Paterson sends in another decent cross and Jack Cork is completely unmarked as he heads past Alnwick!
    • 54' Lennon's low ball into the box is an easy block for Caldwell.
    • 53' Burnley’s only win in the last five league matches against Tottenham was 2-1 at home in old Division Two in April 1978.
    • 51' Paterson bends in a great ball for Fletcher, who steers the ball over the bar as he met it with his leg at full stretch! Tottenham are under it at the moment.
    • 50' Burnley have got their tails up now, as Cork tees up Fletcher for an effort from close range that Alnwick blocks. They've got the home fans singing again!
    • 49' Nugent bursts into the box and King has to slide in with a last-ditch tackle! The rebound falls to Fletcher, whose shot is saved by the feet of Alnwick!
    • 48' Fletcher has a snapshot that goes well wide of the near post. Alnwick has hardly had anything to do other than pick the ball out of the back of his net.
    • 46' Right away Defoe surges forward with the ball. He rolls it into the path of Lennon who beats Jensen but sees the shot rebound off the post!
    • 46' Spurs kick off and the second half is underway!
    • 45+1' The whistle goes for half-time, and Tottenham have firmly controlled this match but are just one goal to the good.
    • 45' Just the one minute of added time at the end of the half.
    • 44' Fletcher surges forward and makes half a yard for himself on the edge of the box, but his shot flies wide.
    • 43' Elliott's fourth goal of the season has given the Burnley fans something to cheer about.
    • 42' GOAL!! Fletcher dummies over Paterson's through ball and Wade Elliott slots the ball past Alnwick!!
    • 42' Lennon gets inside and chips in a cross, but it's a floater and easily headed clear.
    • 40' Spurs have won all 17 league matches when they have been leading at half time this season – the best record in the division when leading at the break.
    • 39' Kaboul wins another corner for Spurs. Alexander wins the header but Burnley struggle to clear fully.
    • 38' Regardless of what happens here, it doens't look as though purs will leapfrog Arsenal after all. The Gunners are now 3-0 up against Fulham. Who got the goal?
    • 37' Lennon charges forward and finds Crouch wide right. The high cross is headed down by Bale, but Defoe is muscled off the ball as he stretches out a boot to control it.
    • 36' Bale whips in a free-kick from the right. It goes right through to Jensen.
    • 35' The only noise at Turf Moor is being made by the travelling fans at the moment.
    • 34' Bale gets into the box but it's a good challenge from Mears to dispossess him.
    • 33' Luka Modric's third goal of the season has all but put this one to bed.
    • 32' GOAL!! Bale plays the ball square to Modric, who skips past Caldwell and fires a rocket into the near top corner!! Great finish!
    • 31' Bale wins another corner for Spurs. It's all coming down this left side for the visitors at the moment.
    • 30' Crouch has a strike from range blocked.
    • 29' Bikey has a pop from way out... Alnwick watches it sails harmlessly wide.
    • 29' Big cheers from the Burnley fans as Bale fouls Fletcher. How will they celebrate if their team score?
    • 28' Taken quickly by Modric, who prefers to keep the ball moving rather than go for a long-range strike.
    • 27' Elliott nips at the heels of Modirc and spurs have another free-kick.
    • 26' There's been another goal at the Emirates! Who scored?
    • 25' Modric taps it to Kaboul... a wild swing that sails high and wide.
    • 24' Crouch is fouled some 30 yards from the Burnley goal. Bale and Kaboul both loitering with intent...
    • 23' So far, so comfortable for Tottenham as we pass the midway point of the half.
    • 22' There's a Clarets fan in the crowd who has changed his name by deed poll to Dave Burnley. Really?
    • 21' Modric and Bale combine and the latter fizzes a dangerous ball across the six-yard box, but neither Crouch nor Defoe can get on the end of it.
    • 20' There's been a goal at the Emirates! Click here to find out who got it.
    • 19' Bikey plays the ball over the top for Elliott to chase, but it runs ahead of him and out for a goal kick.
    • 18' Bikey has to concede another corner as Crouch continues to be a menace in the air. This time Assou-Ekotto plays it to Modric, who tries to jink his way through the crowded area but runs into trouble.
    • 17' Defoe brings down a long ball nicely, but Bikey watches him all the way and makes a timely interception.
    • 16' Crouch's blocked shot wins Spurs a corner. Crouch leaps to meet Bale's delivery but he heads over the bar.
    • 15' Mears bumps into the linesman as he tries to get a cross in on the right. Spurs end up with a goal kick.
    • 14' Defoe is caught offside.
    • 13' Steven Fletcher is Burnley top scorer in the league this term with eight goals. Jermain Defoe has 18.
    • 12' They have won just two of their last 26 PL matches stretching back to the start of November.
    • 11' Burnley have now gone 27 league matches without a clean sheet, since the 2-0 home win against Hull City on October 31.
    • 10' Bale charges towards the byline. Mears forces him wide and the chipped cross goes behind for a goal kick.
    • 9' Crouch loses the ball in midfield. Burnley keep hold of it and are playing it around nicely.
    • 8' Bale's cross is a good one but it's not met with a header. The ball comes to Lennon, who has his shot blocked.
    • 7' Nugent heads the ball down to Cork, who shoots on the turn but he didn't catch it quite right and it's an easy collect for Alnwick.
    • 6' Dawson heads the corner clear and Spurs come forward through Kaboul. He crosses for Bale who chests down as he enters the box, but he fouls as he tussles for the ball.
    • 5' Assou-Ekotto has gone down holding his knee. He's up on his feet soon enough, and Burnley have a corner.
    • 4' Bale's thrid goal in six matches has got Spurs off to a great start. Good job they got him to sign a new contract this week.
    • 3' GOAL!! Lennon surges into the box from the right and pulls the ball back. It runs behind Defoe but Bale is on hand to smash home to give Spurs the early lead!
    • 2' Modric finds Huddlestone in midfield with a cheeky backheel flick. Spurs starting with a swagger.
    • 1' Burnley kick off and get this show on the road!
    • - Chumbawumba's Tubthumping is blaring out of the Turf Moor PA. "I get knocked down, but I get up again..."
    • - The bad news for Spurs fans is that Fulham have made eight changes ahead of their match at the Emirates. They've got more than one eye on Wednesday's Europa League final in Hamburg.
    • - When these sides met at White Hart Lane back in September, Robbie Keane scored four goals as Spurs won 5-0.
    • - All-time head-to-head: Burnley 39 wins, Tottenham 41 wins, 24 draws.
    • - Spurs, meanwhile, have 23-year-old goalkeeper Ben Alnwick making his first Premier League appearance for the club, replacing the injured Heurelho Gomes. He's only mad two first-team appearances in a Spurs shirt, once in the FA Cup and once in the Carling Cup. Aside from that, it's the same side that won at Man City on Wednesday.
    • - Burnley, already relegated, field an attcking line-up as they aim to bow out with a bang. martin Paterson, David Nugent and Steven Fletcher all start.
    • - So, Spurs go into this match with a slim hope of finishing third. If they beat the Clarets and Arsenal lose to Fulham, they will go straight into Champions League group stage at the Gunners' expense. Premier League table
    • - Here are the teams. Your referee is Mike Dean.
    • - Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Caldwell, Bikey, Fox, Alexander, Paterson, Elliott, Cork, Nugent, Steven Fletcher. Subs: Weaver, Duff, Jordan, McDonald, Eagles, Blake, Thompson.
    • - Tottenham: Alnwick, Kaboul, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Jimmy Walker, Bentley, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Palacios, Gudjohnsen, Bassong.
    • - There have been exactly five goals scored in each of the last three meetings between Burnley and Spurs in all competitions.
    • - Roman Pavlyuchenko has scored in both of his appearances against Burnley.
    • - Tottenham (along with Everton) have conceded more goals on the final day of a Premier League season than any other team, 31.
    • - Tottenham (along with Everton) have conceded more goals on the final day of a Premier League season than any other team, 31.
    • - Tottenham's only away win on the final day of a Premier league season came at a newly promoted, but already relegated team (Wolves 2004).
    • - If Burnley lose this game it will be their 25th reversal of the season, only six teams in a 20-team Premier League division have ever recorded more than that.
    • - The Clarets have scored just 10 goals from set-piece manoeuvres all season, a Premier League low.
    • - Players from just four nationalities have scored for Burnley this season, fewer than at any other club. (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Cameroon).
    • - 19 different players have scored in the Premier League for Spurs this season; more than any other team in any other previous season.
    • - In the 31 games that Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe have started together in the Premier League, they have scored 29 goals as a partnership.
    • - Tottenham have already secured a place in the top four in the highest level of English league football for the first time in 20 years (1989/90); a season that they finished third, a point ahead of Arsenal.
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL!! Elliott fires in a low ball that Thompson gets the slightest of touches to and it beats Alnwick!!
    • 71' GOAL!! Fletcher turns past Kaboul and plays the ball across to Paterson who fires Burnley ahead! ALnwick was woefully out of position in his goal and Paterson virtually had an open goal to aim at.
    • 58' Wonderful play from Burnley as Spurs are being pulled from pillar to post! Paterson reeives a sweeping cross-field pass and plays it back across towards Fletcher at the far post... denied by a sliding tackle by King!
    • 55' GOAL!! Paterson sends in another decent cross and Jack Cork is completely unmarked as he heads past Alnwick!
    • 51' Paterson bends in a great ball for Fletcher, who steers the ball over the bar as he met it with his leg at full stretch! Tottenham are under it at the moment.
    • 50' Burnley have got their tails up now, as Cork tees up Fletcher for an effort from close range that Alnwick blocks. They've got the home fans singing again!
    • 49' Nugent bursts into the box and King has to slide in with a last-ditch tackle! The rebound falls to Fletcher, whose shot is saved by the feet of Alnwick!
    • 46' Right away Defoe surges forward with the ball. He rolls it into the path of Lennon who beats Jensen but sees the shot rebound off the post!
    • 42' GOAL!! Fletcher dummies over Paterson's through ball and Wade Elliott slots the ball past Alnwick!!
    • 32' GOAL!! Bale plays the ball square to Modric, who skips past Caldwell and fires a rocket into the near top corner!! Great finish!
    • 16' Crouch's blocked shot wins Spurs a corner. Crouch leaps to meet Bale's delivery but he heads over the bar.
    • 3' GOAL!! Lennon surges into the box from the right and pulls the ball back. It runs behind Defoe but Bale is on hand to smash home to give Spurs the early lead!
    • - Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Caldwell, Bikey, Fox, Alexander, Paterson, Elliott, Cork, Nugent, Steven Fletcher. Subs: Weaver, Duff, Jordan, McDonald, Eagles, Blake, Thompson.
    • - Tottenham: Alnwick, Kaboul, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Jimmy Walker, Bentley, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Palacios, Gudjohnsen, Bassong.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Jensen
      • T. Mears
      • A. Bikey
      • S. Caldwell
      • D. Fox
      • G. Alexander
      • W. Elliott Goal
      • J. Cork Goal
      • M. Paterson Goal Substitution Out (90′)
      • D. Nugent Substitution Out (79′)
      • S. Fletcher Substitution Out (86′)

      Subs

      • R. Blake Substitution In79′
      • N. Weaver
      • S. Thompson Substitution In86′ Goal
      • S. Jordan
      • K. McDonald
      • M. Duff
      • C. Eagles Substitution In90′
    • Starting line-up

      • B. Alnwick
      • Y. Kaboul
      • M. Dawson
      • L. King
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • T. Huddlestone Substitution Out (64′)
      • L. Modric Goal
      • A. Lennon
      • G. Bale Goal
      • J. Defoe Substitution Out (63′)
      • P. Crouch Substitution Out (85′)

      Subs

      • E. Gudjohnsen Substitution In85′
      • J. Jenas
      • D. Bentley
      • S. Bassong
      • W. Palacios Substitution In64′
      • J. Walker
      • R. Pavlyuchenko Substitution In63′
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