Burnley were held to a goalless draw by Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on Sunday in their English Premier League encounter. The match was really a dull affair as no team wanted to give too much away, both in fact attacking with caution. Spurs were more guilty of not taking the game to the home team.
Throughout the first half, the North London club would pass around position at a walking pace. The Clarets looked more than happy to sit back and enjoy the summer sun on their home ground. Even though Mauricio Pochettino’s men controlled much of the possession throughout the game, it was Burnley who used their chances better.
Six minutes into the game Danny Ings missed a chance to pull his team ahead after finding some space in the box. He shot straight at Michel Vorm. In the 16th minute Spurs were the ones testing the opposite goalkeeper who was up to the task parrying Nacer Chadli’s 20 yard strike away from goal.
The game descended into a dull contest as the visitors refused to add life to their attack while the home side Burnley refusing to bother themselves much. Then in the 35th minute captain for the day Harry Kane saw his shot go wide. Six minutes later George Boyd pounced on a rebound on the edge of he box but he also saw his shot go wide – nevertheless narrowly. At half-time the score stood at 0-0.
The second half began and ended as the first had been played out. Only two notable chances from either team gave both coaches a ray of hope or found themselves grinding their teeth. First in the 59th minute, Ings’ byline cross that somewhat turned into a shot on target mid flight. Vorm was positioned just right to tip the ball over the crossbar.
Then ten minutes later substitute Erik Lamela presented Christian Eriksen with a good pass. Eriksen positioned himself well, shaped his body well for the shot, then proceeded to balloon the ball over the crossbar. Its was not until Andros Townsend was introduced in the last ten minutes that the away team started charging forward looking for the maximum points. However it was a little too late.