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Spurs: Davinson Sanchez delivered late-season statement to Antonio Conte

Tottenham Hotspur moved into fourth place in the Premier League with a resolute 1-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

After defeating arch-rivals Arsenal in the north London derby in midweek, Spurs leapfrogged the Gunners into the final Champions League qualification spot, though they have played one game more heading into the final week of the season.

It is still out of their hands for the time being but the victory certainly bolstered their claims.

On a tense afternoon at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Lilywhites needed a Harry Kane spot-kick to see a way past the stubborn Clarets, netting past international teammate Nick Pope in the eighth minute of injury time right before the break.

There were several star performers on the day but none were more dominant than Davinson Sanchez, who has found it hard to break into the starting XI, even despite Antonio Conte’s favoured back three.

Full-back Ben Davies has regularly got the nod alongside Eric Dier and Atalanta loanee Cristian Romero but with the latter out injured – likely for the season – the Colombian international has taken his chance with both hands.

Who was your MOTM vs Burnley?

SANCHEZ

SANCHEZ

KANE

KANE

DAVIES

DAVIES

DIER

DIER

As per SofaScore, the 25-year-old colossus was the most active Spurs player, registering a whopping 101 touches and from that, he made 84 accurate passes, including one chance created.

And whilst he was a ball-playing sensation, he was equally an animal defensively, thwarting Burnley whenever they did get forward.

He managed a squad-high two tackles, on top of a further three clearances and one interception, leading to the visitors registering just the only shot on target across the 90 minutes.

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Alasdair Gold of football.london was also left impressed by the central defender as he wrote in his post-match ratings column: ‘Back-to-back starts for the Colombian and once again he acquitted himself well to the task at hand, showing strength on the ball and in the tackle. Involved high up the pitch for the penalty incident.’

That was the £27m-rated star’s second start since February in the Premier League and having often been described as a “liability“, he may have just proven his worth to Conte in abundance, especially as the club appear to be on the lookout for a new centre-back in the summer.

AND in other news, Spurs now plotting swoop for £60m-rated “thoroughbred bomber”, imagine him and Kane

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