x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Keane hits triple as Spurs run riot

Tottenham skipper Robbie Keane scored four times to defeat Burnley at White Hart Lane and offer another reminder why Harry Redknapp refuses to drop him for Peter Crouch.

Tottenham skipper Robbie Keane scored four times to defeat Burnley at White Hart Lane and offer another reminder why Harry Redknapp refuses to drop him for Peter Crouch. Keane has started every Premier League game this season and, despite Crouch's midweek treble in the Carling Cup at Preston, he was given the nod again and showed why he is so important to Spurs boss Redknapp. The Republic of Ireland striker scored from the penalty spot - after Jermain Defoe was felled by Andre Bikey - before splitting Burnley's defence in the build-up to Jermaine Jenas' second. Two cool finishes in the second half meant Keane was taking the matchball home with him, then his fourth squeezed through the legs of goalkeeper Brian Jensen. Man of the match: Robbie Keane (Tottenham)