Tottenham’s title bid ends before it begins – again – as Burnley pull off upset

first_imgKane marked his injury return with a goal but was ultimately on the losing side (Getty)Spurs dominated the match for large spells – with Tom Heaton attempting the most passes (16) of any Burnley player in a forgettable first half – but went behind shortly after the restart.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA corner kick rather controversially awarded to Burnley was whipped in by Dwight McNeil and Chris Wood out-jumped Spurs’ static defence to plant the ball in via the underside of the crossbar.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Spurs responded immediately, with Danny Rose taking a quick throw-in by the halfway line and releasing Kane, who held off his marker and poked the ball into the far corner.Burnley boss Sean Dyche was fuming, though, claiming that Rose had not taken the throw-in from the appropriate spot, stealing a couple of yards before finding Kane. Advertisement Sean Dyche’s side are now unbeaten in their last eight games (Picture: Getty)Tottenham Hotspur blew the chance to move within two points of the Premier League summit after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Burnley on Saturday afternoon.The title has long seemed a two-horse race, but Spurs had the opportunity to put themselves right back in contention with Liverpool travelling to Old Trafford and Manchester City in action in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.But despite the goalscoring return of Harry Kane to the starting XI after his injury lay-off with ankle ligament damage, the north Londoners were frustrated at Turf Moor. Comment Barnes struck late on to secure all three points for Burnley and dent Spurs’ hopes (Getty)Spurs continued to enjoy plenty of possession (ending the match with 69%) as they looked for a winner, though without ever really testing Heaton, and were undone by a scrappy goal from the hosts.A long ball forward was badly cleared by Serge Aurier, with Johann Gudmundsson picking up the scraps, and his scuffed shot turned into the perfect cross for Ashley Barnes to tap in the winner.The result sees Burnley move up to 13th place in the Premier League table, six points clear of the relegation zone, while Spurs now face testing back-to-back matches against top-four rivals Chelsea and Arsenal and remain five points adrift of the league leaders.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Feb 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link68Shares Tottenham’s title bid ends before it begins – again – as Burnley pull off upset Advertisementlast_img read more

Bulldog Swimmers Battle In Tri-Meet Against Sea Dragons And Tigers

first_imgThe Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams traveled to Lawrenceburg for a triangular meet against EIAC rivals Lawrenceburg and South Dearborn.TEAM SCORESMenBatesville Bulldogs 113, South Dearborn 111, Lawrenceburg 86WomenLawrenceburg 117, South Dearborn 108, Batesville Lady Bulldogs 90BULLDOG WINNERSMenSean Callahan — 100 Back (1:07.59)Ethan Brewer — 100 Breast (1:15.06)Benjamin Moster — 500 Free (6:01.92)WomenMaria Lopez — 500 Free (6:38.57)Paige Oldham — 50 Free (29.21)NOTABLES7 individuals on the women’s team and 10 on the men’s team swam new events tonight7 Men and 9 Women topped their previous best timesThe men’s 200 Medley and 400 Free relays finished in first place; The women’s 200 Freestyle relay also finished in the top spot.Joseph Shroder was the individual point leader for the Bulldogs while Maria Lopez led the Lady BulldogsUP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Milan for a Tri-meet against opponents Milan Indians and Lawrenceburg Tigers on Jan. 16 at Milan Elementary School in Milan.Full results can be found here: https://www.swimcloud.com/results/168255/Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.last_img read more