Tottenham secure a huge win in the race for Champions League football.

Under the laws of the game, the penalty that won this crucial game for Tottenham was correctly awarded.

As Davinson Sanchez hacked at the ball in the Burnley 18-yard-box, it flew up gainst the outstretched arm of Ashley Barnes. It took a VAR check to spot it but the contact of ball against upper arm was there. Harry Kane slid in the penalty expertly and Tottenham were able to win this match.

Spurs move two points clear of the Gunners and will stay above them going into the final day of the season unless their north London rivals beat Newcastle at St James’ Park on Monday.

Burnley fall to 18th and into the relegation zone following Leeds’ draw with Brighton.

Burnley had to survive some intense early pressure but began to find their way into the game before it swung on Tottenham’s penalty, awarded on the end of half-time.

That was not the end of Burnley’s threat, however. Burnley keeper Nick Pope made two brilliant saves from Son Heung-min after the break to keep the game in the balance, and his side almost levelled when Ashley Barnes fired against the post.

By the end, the home fans were imploring Friend to blow the final whistle as Burnley pumped balls into their box in the closing seconds, and they got their wish as Spurs held on for an important victory.