Football

Lamela goes from villain to Spurs hero

TOTTENHAM 2

(Kane 21, Lamela 35)

BURNLEY 1

(Barnes 27)

Lamela broke his 25-game Premier League goal drought to seal Tottenham’s victory over Burnley at White Hart Lane. The Argentina midfielder fired home from 25 yards to atone for giving Burnley the platform for Ashley Barnes’ equaliser.

Harry Kane headed Tottenham into the lead before Barnes levelled, George Boyd latching onto Lamela’s misplaced pass in the build-up.

Lamela shook off that error to dart in from the right flank, tee himself up and convert a long-range blast to end his dismal run without a league goal.

The 22-year-old has struggled to justify his £27million price tag since joining Spurs from Roma in August 2013, but finally broke his league duck as Mauricio Pochettino’s side secured their third straight win.