Tottenham secured a place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 victory over Burnley, thanks to a breathtaking goal from Pedro Porro. The match lacked clear-cut chances until the 78th minute when Porro unleashed a powerful shot from outside the box, finding the top corner and sealing the win for Spurs.
In a game without their star player Son Heung-min, who joined South Korea for the Asian Cup, Tottenham struggled to convert chances. Burnley’s goalkeeper Arijanet Muric made crucial saves, and Zeki Amdouni missed a significant opportunity in the first half.
The thrilling finish saw Burnley’s late attempts, including Muric going up for corners and an opportunity for Amdouni in added time, but they couldn’t find the equalizer. The defeat leaves Burnley, 19th in the Premier League, focusing on avoiding relegation.
Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou, aiming for a good cup run, fielded a strong lineup. Despite missing Son and midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, Spurs dominated chances, with Richarlison, Brennan Johnson, Giovani lo Celso, and Rodrigo Bentancur all having opportunities.
The draw for the FA Cup fourth round is scheduled for January 8, and Tottenham, with their eye on ending a trophy drought, progresses in the competition.