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Stan Collymore delivers verdict on Tottenham display v Burnley

By Amir Mir

Stan Collymore called Tottenham’s performance against Burnley “a little bit laboured” after they had to come from a goal down to win the Premier League encounter 2-1.

Sean Dyche’s side had taken the lead on 21 minutes when Ashley Barnes poked in the opener on Sunday afternoon at White Hart Lane.

But six minutes later attacking midfielder Dele Alli levelled the scores when he converted Kyle Walker’s cross, before Danny Rose scored the winner midway through the second-half.

The north London club secured all three points in controversial fashion as Spurs substitute Moussa Sissoko was lucky to be on the field.

The Frenchman was only issued a yellow card for a high tackle, before supplying Rose with an assist for the winning goal.

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“A little bit laboured from Tottenham but it is on the back of three games in a week,” said Collymore on his football podcast, which aired on December 18.

Pochettino’s side remain in fifth place on 33 points from 17 games, but his side have closed the gap on the top four to one point.

Their north London rivals Arsenal were beaten 2-1 at Manchester City which means Spurs can leapfrog Arsene Wenger’s side over the busy festive period.

Tottenham have two difficult away games. Firstly, they travel to St Mary’s to take on Southampton on Boxing Day and then they make a trip to play Watford in the new year.

Meanwhile, Arsenal host Tony Pulis’ West Brom, before starting off the year with a London clash against Crystal Palace.

In other Tottenham news, Hazard mocks Arsenal after they lose and Spurs win on the same day.