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  • Tottenham go fifth in the Premier League above Arsenal.
  • Burnley seventh after second home defeat in nine games.

That brings an end to our coverage of the penultimate game of this bumper day of Premier League football. Head over to our final blog of the day from the King Power Stadium where Leicester host Manchester United. See you there.

Full time: Burnley 0-3 Tottenham

Quite simply, the Harry Kane show. Another hat-trick for the England man which takes him to 36 league goals for the year, a record he now shares with Alan Shearer.

There was brief controversy at the start after Dele Alli avoided being sent off and won a penalty, but Kane took over thereafter with some fine finishing.

Spurs go into fifth above Arsenal while Burnley are seventh and endure a thump down to earth.

Dele Alli goes off after an eventful evening though he has very much had the last laugh. Fernando Llorente on. Nahki Wells on for Burnley as he makes his first Premier League appearance.

Kane in esteemed company.

GOAL! Burnley 0-3 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

The best number nine in the world? Try saying no. Kane wins the ball back, Alli plays him in with a first-time pass and Kane takes on touch and hammers past Pope.

Seven hat-tricks in the year for Kane, 53 goals and a record-equalling 36 in the calendar year in the Premier League. What a forward.

Harry Kane makes it two in the second half.

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GOAL! Burnley 0-2 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

That should be that for Spurs. Mousa Sissoko plays in Harry Kane who composes himself and finds the net with aplomb. Thirty-five in the top flight for Kane, one behind Alan Shearer's all-time record. And he has plenty of time to eclipse that landmark.

Ashley Barnes is clumsily downed by Ben Davies on the edge of the Tottenham and referee Michael Oliver blows up, but only to recognise that the linesman's flag has gone up. Great decision and a let off for Spurs.

Chances galore for Spurs but they can't put Burnley out of sight. Harry Kane sees his curling effort deflect off Ben Mee and beyond Nick Pope. Burnley very much still in this game. Can they make the visitors pay?

What a miss. Tottenham should really be two up. Serge Aurier is put clear by Kane and he plays the ball across for Son who is all alone but he slams over the bar. What a miss.

Harry Kane an ingrowing toenail away from putting Tottenham two up but he just can't connect with Christian Eriksen's cross from the right. Bit more support for Burnley out there at the start of this first half.

Players out and we're back under way at Turf Moor. Only change saw Barnes replace Wood in the first half.

Half time: Burnley 0-1 Tottenham

Burnley fans against the world in this first half. Dele Alli and Michael Oliver have been the main targets, with Alli escaping an early red card before winning a penalty which Harry Kane converted. The Clarets have not really recovered but they have stemmed the flow.

Three minutes added at Turf Moor.

The first half match report from Turf Moor in three words.

Harry Kane scores once again as Tottenham lead.

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Nope it is Ashley Barnes who comes on for Chris Wood, to add a bit more mobility to the Burnley press. Ten minutes until half time.

Chris Wood took a knock while stretching for the ball a moment ago and he has gone down again, and that looks like the end of his evening. Sam Vokes being prepared to come on.

Update from Wayne Rooney, who missed Everton's draw with Chelsea today through illness.

Best chance so far for Burnley. Their high press returns as they win the ball high in the Tottenham half, and when Defour crosses Wood is inches away from connecting, but Lloris gathers gratefully.

Dele Alli continues to be a target from the home fans. Every time he gets the ball he is subject to boos, which was apparent even before he was booked and then won a penalty.

Tom Pope keeps Burnley alive in this game. Tottenham break from a Burnley corner and Alli feeds Sissoko who is denied not once but twice by Pope, before Cook clears as the cavalry arrived. Potentially a big moment.

Harry Kane converts from the penalty spot to give Spurs the lead.

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It is all Tottenham in this opening 20 minutes. Burnley have been derailed by the penalty and the supposed injustice around it. They win a throw-in in their own half which is greeted by a huge roar, the biggest of the night, from the home faithful. Says a lot about their display so far.

Kane almost makes it two. Alli's through pass looks to have been snuffed out but Kane is lighting quick and nips in ahead of Tom Pope but slides the ball wide.

Dele Alli does have a history of diving and perhaps his reputation is going before him, but the Burnley fans have got this one wrong.

Harry Kane glides through the Burnley defence and his shot is deflected behind for a corner. The boos continue to rain down from the Burnley fans, but they need to forget about what has gone before and get behind their side. The hosts haven't really got going.

Sean Dyche really not happy on the touchline and he is arguing the case with Mike Dean. It could surround whether the player who won the penalty, Dele Alli, should be on the field at all. The penalty looked like a 'stone-waller' however.

GOAL! Burnley 0-1 Tottenham (Harry Kane)

Kane sends Tom Pope the wrong way and Burnley's long run without conceding ends. The Burnley fans aren't happy, but frankly it was a no brainer.

Dele Alli fouled by Kevin Long, who replaced James Tarkowski for this game. Harry Kane to take....


Dele Alli was in the news last weekend or leaving one on Kevin de Bruyne and just four minutes in he takes out Charlie Taylor on the left, leaving the ground and making some solid contact. Referee Michael Olivier shows just a yellow card. Could have been so much more.

Burnley adopting a high press from the outset and it forces an early Tottenham error as Hugo Lloris clears the ball out as Davinson Sanchez can't control.

Players out and we're under way at Turf Moor. Looking forward to this one.

Teams on their way out in Lancashire. Great noise welcomes these two sides.

A cup of tea and a mince pie has landed on my lap ahead of this game. I am into a seventh hour of live blogging with another five to come, so I am in debt to those who are energising this marathon shift. I wouldn't have it any other way however.

There is one final game today with Leicester hosting Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. Stay with us for that one from 7:45pm. Congratulations if you've stayed with us for the duration of today. Hopefully it is a case of best until last.

After the results in England and Spain today....

Half a century of goals for Harry Kane this year but can he provide another to reinvigorate Tottenham?

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While Man City have one hand on the Premier League title, Burnley's Sean Dyche surely has a mitt on the manager of the year award, having taken the Clarets into the Premier League top six.

Burnley have gone 354 minutes without conceding a top flight goal and begin today's game above their illustrious visitors. A Champions League tilt might be beyond them but they can they sustain this start and contest for a European place? Tonight might give us a strong indicator.

Mauricio Pochettino in good spirits as he arrives at Turf Moor. Though his Tottenham side have won just two of their last seven.

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Full time across the country in those six 3pm kick-offs. You can see what happened in what were some high-scoring and entertaining games via our live blog here.

With Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool having all dropped point there is a chance for Burnley or Tottenham to take advantage if they can win tonight. And given how thick and fast the game come, it could be a real launchpad for the rest of the season.

An ankle injury means Harry Winks misses out at Turf Moor tonight.

Heading into the twilight of the 3pm kick-offs. Once they are done with we will focus properly on this game, which sees sixth vs seventh.

Four changes for Tottenham. Three of them come at the back as Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier and Ben Davies come in. Harry Winks and Mousa Dembele miss, with Eric Dier moving into midfield alongside Mousa Sissoko.

One change for Burnley as it is enforced as James Tarkowski is replaced by Kevin Long. Chris Wood continues up front.

Here are the teams from Turf Moor

TEAM NEWS: Here's your Clarets team to face @SpursOfficial at Turf Moor today.

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 23, 2017

#THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 23, 2017

Tottenham have arrived at Turf Moor. Team news on the way.

Atmosphere building at Turf Moor ahead of kick-off.

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Teams should be with us in around 20 minutes but how might both sides line-up?

Burnley are without the suspended James Tarkowski, with Kevin Long likely to step in. Matt Lowton may also come in, with Stephen Ward also out.

Tottenham remain without Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld. Davinson Sanchez could return after suspension.

The Premier League action is very much underway this afternoon, with the six 3pm kick-offs about to resume up and down the county. You can follow all those games i our live blog here.

That follows Everton holding Chelsea and Real Madrid being thrashed by Barcelona in El Clasico. Barca are now 14 points ahead of the champions.

Tottenham's domestic season is threatening to fizzle out unless they can infuse the campaign with some festive cheer.

Their title bid if all-but over but they remain in the fight for a top four place, but Arsenal and Liverpool are currently above them, as are tonight's opponents Burnley.

Many people's favourites for the drop, Sean Dyche has performed miracles with the Clarets this season and with survival assured they can play with freedom as they have a tilt at an unlikely European place. They will be eager to claim some scalps along the way too.

All the build-up and team news ahead of the 5:30pm kick-off on the way.