Burnley 2-1 Spurs - Mauricio's verdict

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All Whites striker Chris Wood has continued his impressive form in the Premier League as Burnley delivered a huge blow to Tottenham's slim title hopes.

A late victor from Ashley Barnes denied Tottenham a chance to move within two points of title leaders Manchester City, with Pochettino showing an unfamiliar lack of composure at the final whistle as he raced into the field to remonstrate with the match officials.

Pochettino mouthed "say that again" several times, squaring up to the veteran referee, while his assistant Jesus Perez appeared equally furious, pointing his finger in Dean's face.

Here's the video of the incident for you.

"Tottenham are a fine side and we had to find a way to deal with them, but I felt we did that all over the pitch and it was a great team display".

"I made a mistake".

'I think it's so important to understand that it was a game that for us was such an important game.

Dyche was at pains to explain he wasn't blaming Pawson, however: "I've go no angle on the fourth official at all, I think it was a natural response to catch it and out of courtesy give it back, but once it's in his hands, he runs down the pitch and puts in a throw from eight yards away.if I'm the fourth and I've been involved in that moment, even inadvertently, I'm thinking I've got to call that". It is a massive opportunity lost for us. We lose the game because of us, not because of excuses.

"We're fighting, we're working, we're improving, we need the points against a top, top side".

"Some stupid things happen and you react". At this type of level, if you want to be a contender you have to come here and show your credentials and say: 'We are here because we deserve it and we are going to be real contenders'.

"I thought the officials were good, I know they allowed a ricochet for the corner - I think that's tough for the officials to see - maybe there were two orange cards for challenges, but overall, I thought the referee and officials were good".

"OK, we had the possession, we created more chances than Burnley, but it's not enough". Maybe we are heroes winning in Stamford Bridge and beating Arsenal but it is the same feeling when we lose a game to Watford.

The win eased Palace's relegation fears as they joined Burnley on 30 points, while Newcastle also secured a crucial 2-0 victory over last-placed Huddersfield to move to 28 points.

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