Halftime changes helped Tottenham end four match losing skid

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Tottenham took a share of the spoils at Burnley thanks to the second half introduction of Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura. 

Let’s start with the positives: Moura and Lo Celso were brilliant in the second half, offering the away side a lifeline. The Brazilian and Argentinian’s presence made everyone, including Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn, around them better. They provided the galvanizing effect Mourinho was looking for.

Mourinho changed the personnel, formation and tactics at half time, which changed the complexion of the game. Lo Celso and Moura came on to add the pace and creativity the away side was so desperately missing in the first half.

Lo Celso, who has been Spurs top performer in recent weeks, made a substantial impact almost immediately. He penetrated deep into Burnley’s half and laid a perfect ball into Lamela’s path, who drew the penalty. Dele Alli dispatched the spot kick with aplomb, equalizing for Spurs. The goal was Dele’s 50th Premier League marker.

Tottenham were the better team in the second half, controlling the ball and tempo for large portions. But the draw, all things considered, was the fair result.

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