Report as Pedro Porro’s first goal of the season sends Tottenham into the FA Cup fourth round with narrow victory over Burnley; visitors have now been eliminated from the FA Cup on six occasions by Spurs, the joint most any side has knocked them out
Pedro Porro’s 25-yard special helped Tottenham stumble into the FA Cup fourth round with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Burnley.
Spurs were far from vintage and a replay at Turf Moor appeared on the cards until Ange Postecoglou watched full-back Porro make the breakthrough with a superb strike in the 78th minute.
It earned Tottenham a deserved fourth win from five matches, but Clarets boss Vincent Kompany could take positives after a solid display and they will now concentrate fully on staying in the Premier League.
Speaking afterwards, Postecoglou said on Porro’s goal: “We’re disappointed he hasn’t had a few more this season, he’s been a bit unlucky, hit the post a couple of times and he’s been outstanding all year, working on his defensive game.
“But we know as an attacking threat he’s also got those qualities and the way the game was going we were going to need something special from someone and he delivered.”