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Friday 9 December 2016

Burnley miss chance to move out of drop zone

Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela (right) and Burnley's Ben Mee (left) battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley
Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela (right) and Burnley's Ben Mee (left) battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley

Burnley wasted a chance to move out of the Premier League relegation zone when they drew 0-0 with a lacklustre Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor yesterday.

A dull match offered precious little excitement for the Easter crowd and left both sides frustrated.

Burnley striker Danny Ings had the two best chances for the home side. He fired straight at Spurs keeper Michel Vorm after some sloppy defending early on and then forced a fine save from Vorm with a curling effort just before the interval.

Tottenham, who could have moved above Liverpool into fifth with victory, showed little attacking intent with England new boy Harry Kane, captain for the day, largely anonymous.

"It was a strange game and that sometimes happens when the sun shines out of nowhere - especially up here," Burnley boss Sean Dyche said.

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