Date: 24th December 2017 at 5:19am
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Pochettino praised Alli, whose discipline came under the spotlight again for a strong early challenge on Charlie Taylor that had the Burnley fans baying for a red card.

Michael Oliver opted for yellow but Alli was booed loudly throughout following the penalty incident.

Pochettino said: “His personality and character, he doesn’t care what happens around him. He plays in the same way. That is why he has achieved all that he’s achieved in a very short period.

“I think it was yellow. I am happy with his performance and contribution. The penalty was a penalty and then he was always into the game trying to help the team and it’s coming.”

Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt both decisions were questionable but had no argument with the result and was awed by Kane’s performance.

“There’s some frustration about decisions today, but not decisions that were necessarily going to change the event, only a possible sending off because they were excellent today, simple as that,” said Dyche.

“Some of the referees talk about that orange card and it’s probably one of them. Kevin doesn’t need to challenge, but he (Alli) gets a toe on it and he’s going down and then the contact comes.

PA Sport

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  • Matt December 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Won’t miss Rose if he goes. Sad to say that because I know he particularly looks out for my posts on this blog. Sorry Dan; aaaaaht!

  • Matt December 24, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I think Barkley would be a good signing. Caterer stalled but apparently a good trainer, willing to learn and he has the ability to beat a man and unlock defences. Then again, he might turn out to be illy dumitrescu.

  • Legoverlass December 24, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Wishing all you guys a Happy Christmas and a great New Year in which by some strange power at work in the Universe we nick the CL trophy and FA Cup and do a swop deal with RM for Bale and Modric with Sissoko. Also Toby’s signs a new deal and becomes Captain. Please sign some creative attacking player in January Pooch as we need something different in the last two thirds to unlock spaces for the players we have to operate more effectively. I hear Pooch is talking about a swoop for Shaw and Barkley both defensive and deep midfield and both who haven’t played for months?I suspect the scenario may be sell Rose to Man Utd for Shaw plus surplus to be used for Barkley so Levy balances the books again. I think a punt at Zaha if Palace will let him go would be worthwhile. He would not be my choice of a summer signing but he is on form, familiar with the EPL and maybe eligible for the CL plus he is direct and can take on players in the last two thirds and we really need that ability.

  • BERNARD December 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Dele is back at last now lets get behind him great game great result C.O.Y.S

    • Harry Hotspur December 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

      BERNARD please read the Claret/Bordeaux blog.

  • SpurAndy 🍒π December 24, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Wishing a Merry Christmas to one and all and particularly to anyone spending it alone. 🎄 🎄 🎄

  • Dancingbarber December 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

    For once I agreed with Danny Murphy, shame on me. But all this having a pop at Dele is getting rather tedious. He makes a challenge and its only dramatic because of the equal challenge by the opponent. Yet its only Dele in the spotlight.

    I saw the constant criticism of fans destroy Chris Armstrong who was a strong brave striker until the so called supporters got on his back game after game.

    Ok they get paid shed loads of money, but they are only human. Even Sissoko might have more confidence when shooting if we cut him some slack.

    I know everyone can banter and most of it is total bollocks, just read Harry if you want evidence, but sometimes it would be to the teams benefit to ease off instead of indulging in theme of the week.

    But great result.

    • Harry Hotspur December 24, 2017 at 9:41 am

      1. Thanks for attempting and failing to police the editorial and reader content of this blog

      2. The booing was from Burnley fans and that’s clearly caused your loos of bowel control

      3. I can’t remember you having ever posting anything worth reading

      • dancingbarber December 24, 2017 at 11:24 am

        No just commenting to get your overreaction to the merest criticism. You are the Dele of Blogworld , some achievement. Merry Christmas H

        • 61SpursNut🌰 December 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

          Self-confessed troll. Well done!

    • Freund or Foe December 24, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Merry Xmas everyone.
      Chris Armstrong was shite.

  • richspurs December 24, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Very very good win despite ourselves at a difficult venue.
    As usual we played in bits and pieces. Should have had at least three more goals. Stoopid Son, Stoopider Sissoko. Even a bit stoopid Kane. The movement and passing ability and understanding in the attacking final third is piss poor. Have these twats ever played together???
    When we break someone needs to make sure Sissoko is kicked in the shin so he is out of it. Then we’ll score more. Lol.

    • caveman December 24, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Some horrific misses. You’d think that Sissoko would have scored, but no, he’s such a useless lump of lard you’d wonder how on earth someone sanctioned a £30m payment and £95k a week salary. It was a ridiculous deal.

  • Matt December 24, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Just off a plane so basking in an excellent result. How did we play, apart from Kane who I am guessing was pretty good?

  • Panama Paul December 24, 2017 at 5:49 am

    ‘IT WAS AN ORANGE!’ Surely a Ginger?

  • Panama Paul December 24, 2017 at 5:46 am

    It’s a conspiracy I tells ya. Alli can’t get dropped by his manager and can’t get sent off by the refs. Anyone would think he plays for Man Utd.