Tottenham cut Chelsea's lead to seven points


Tottenham breathed fresh life into the Premier League title race as Eric Dier and Son Heung-Min inspired a 2-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Chelsea's advantage is still a considerable one with just nine games of the season remaining but now there is just enough hope for Pochettino to cling to in the run-in.

And Pochettino told reporters: "I am very happy, very pleased".

"We don't talk about the title because even seven points is a big gap at this stage of the season".

"We showed great belief, character and faith".

Spurs had to suffer a frustrating first half at Turf Moor with Burnley cutting out and preventing the majority of their attacks, while also suffering the loss of both Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks to injury.

Thankfully for the Spurs fans housed there, Dier displayed plenty of control with a measured finish in the 66th minute.

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The Lilywhites would make the game safe as a contest in the 77th minute when Son Heung-min was given a sitter to convert at the far post after Alli found him with a cross from the right, following being sent away by the excellent Eriksen.

Pochettino was delighted by his side's achievement in winning away to northwest side Burnley, the Argentinian boss saying: "It was hard to play the way we normally play". What looked like a certain three points for the league leaders ended up in a 2-1 defeat.

"I think the performance was great, not brilliant, very professional and this is a hard place". "But for to analyse the game after 90 minutes, we fully deserved this result".

"It's important to keep that mentality and try to win every game that we play".

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "My lads know they still have a challenge ahead".

The Blues saw their seemingly serene progress to the Premier League title given a huge jolt by Crystal Palace on Saturday. "There was not a lot of difference between the teams until the goal". Chelsea are striving to win it and got beat today.

There was certainly something missing from Tottenham going forward as they failed to threaten until the 32nd minute when Dele Alli spurned a glorious opening. We certainly don't think we're in easy street. "We've put ourselves in a healthy position in the league and the gap is still there". Now, we need to wait for results.