Harry Kane’s first-half penalty was enough for Tottenham Hotspur to beat Burnley 1-0 and move back into the top four to continue their push for Champions League qualification.

Spurs started strongly with Son Heung-min forcing a fine save from Nick Pope, before Nathan Collins cleared Kane’s effort off the line.

In the eighth minute of first-half stoppage time, Spurs took the lead through Kane’s spot-kick, his second of the week, awarded following a VAR review for a handball by Ashley Barnes.

Barnes almost equalised for Burnley on 62 minutes, but his 20-yard strike hit the outside of a post.

Spurs pressed for a second, but found Pope in inspired form as he made two stunning stops to deny Son.

A third win in four takes Spurs above Arsenal to fourth position on 68 points, two points ahead of their rivals having played a match more.

Burnley are 18th on 34 points, a point and a place behind Leeds United, over whom they have a match in hand.

Source: Premier League

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