‘It’s the history of Tottenham’: Antonio Conte’s red-faced Spurs are ruthlessly mocked on social media after falling to shock defeat at struggling Burnley just days on from their stunning win over Manchester City
Tottenham were brought crashing back down to earth following their shock defeat by Burnley, with social media users quick to ruthlessly mock them.
Antonio Conte’s side had been riding high after their stunning late victory at Manchester City, but were handed a reality check after losing 1-0 at Turf Moor.
The setback dealt them a major blow in their bid to finish in the Champions League spots and ensured that the hosts moved within just two points of safety.
Tottenham were mocked on social media after crashing down to earth with the loss at Burnley
Ben Mee netted the game-deciding effort on 71 minutes, having steered a header beyond Hugo Lloris at the far post much to the frustration of manager Conte.
Football fans were able to see the funny side of their dismay, however.
‘Tottenham left it all at the Etihad,’ one Arsenal fan said, alongside a skull emoji.
Ben Mee scored a late winner for the home side, which lifted them closer to top-flight safety
‘Beat Man City at the Etihad only to turn around and lose to Burnley just four days later is the most absolute Tottenham Hotspur thing ever,’ a second said.
A third wrote: ‘Beat Man City then lose to Burnley. It’s the history of Tottenham.’
‘Celebrated a win against City like it was a trophy only to lose to Burnley,’ said a fourth.
‘Typical Spurs performance’ was the verdict of another Twitter user, who posted a spot the difference photo showing Tottenham’s badge and several bottles.
To add insult to injury for Spurs, they struck the woodwork through Harry Kane in the early knockings of the second half.
Almost immediately after the restart, Son Heung-min swung in a free-kick from the right in the direction of frontman Kane, who could only nod against the bar.