4 Things We Learned From Spurs' Comprehensive Victory at Burnley

Tottenham were back to their best at Turf Moor, dispatching Burnley 3-0 in impressive fashion.


The visitors dominated the game from start to finish, creating chances at will and Harry Kane's superb hat-trick earned the visitors a well deserved win.


Burnley were disappointing on the other hand, having performed above all expectations so far this season.


Here are four things we learned from the game...

4. Recent League Form Has Just Been a Blip for Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino's side have come in for criticism this season after failing to live up to the standards they set last season. Spurs only suffered four defeats in the entirety of last season, but have already suffered five losses this term, with half the season still to go.


On this evidence, Tottenham are back in form. Yes, they were crushed last week at Manchester City, but isn't everyone at the moment? Pochettino's side recently thrashed Stoke, and won their Champions League group, seeing off Real Madrid in the process.


Moving to Wembley has proved troublesome so far this season, but now they are more familiar with their surroundings, Spurs' performances are improving and so are their results.

3. Burnley Should Be Proud of Their Achievements This Season

Burnley have been this season's overachievers. The Clarets have performed admirably in the league, forcing themselves amongst the mix of teams pushing for the coveted fourth place.


On this evidence though, reality may set in sooner rather than later. Spurs were far superior in every facet of the game, but that should come as no embarrassment to Sean Dyche and his side.


Turf Moor has been somewhat of a fortress this season, and Burnley fans should look forward to the rest of the season, safe in the knowledge that they have most likely accomplished their season's aim already.

2. The Race for Champions League Qualification is on

Spurs' dominating performance showed that Mauricio Pochettino's side are up for the challenge in the race for Champions League qualification.


Pochettino will be desperate to keep his key men fit, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool to contend with in the race for the top four. 


With a host of points to play for between now and the New Year, rotation of players is sure to come into the equation as the festive period hots up.

1. Harry Kane is a World Class Striker

Harry Kane's hat-trick saw him equal Premier League record goalscorer Alan Shearer's record of 36 league goals in a calendar year.


The England striker has proven time and again that he is a superb finisher over the past twelve months, and with cup and international goals included, Kane has scored a phenomenal 53 times in 2017.


The 24-year old is approaching 100 Premier League goals in his career, having broken through into Spurs' starting lineup only four seasons ago. Tottenham will be desperate to hold on to their main man, but it's hard to think that the top clubs in Europe won't be taking a look at a clinical finisher like Kane.

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