South African international, Lyle Foster, scored the opening goal in Burnley’s 5-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.
Burnley took an early lead with Foster scoring the opening goal just four minutes into the match. Tottenham Hotspur managed to equalize with a goal from Heung Min Son.
Just before half-time, Tottenham Hotspur took the lead with a goal from Cristian Romero. In the second half, James Maddison scored a third goal for Tottenham Hotspur, extending their lead.
Heung Min Son scored two more goals, completing a hat-trick for the match. In stoppage time, Burnley managed to score a late consolation goal through substitute Josh Brownhill.
“We create chances at a very high level, so against teams like Manchester City, Aston Villa and now Tottenham and that’s something we have to keep in our game while also becoming more solid,” said Burnley manager Vincent Kompany.
“That’s something you can work on and our team still has a lot of improvement in it. “We know it’s a challenge and if you look at the total amount of points the promoted sides have got this season, you realise obviously every game is going to be tough.”
The Belgian added: “I’ve spent 11 years of my life in the Premier League, so I have a pretty good understanding of what it is.
“This one was no different. It’s a quality side with lots of attacking threat and at times, especially in the second-half, we had a period of time where we weren’t able to compete.
“Either side of that period there are some positives, but not enough to compete with that level of team at this moment.”