Tottenham thrash Burnley as Son Heung-min scores sensational solo goal

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from their first defeat under Jose Mourinho by thrashing Burnley 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November, oversaw three wins in his first three games as Spurs boss before his side lost 2-1 to the Portugese's former team Manchester United on Wednesday.

But the north London club were much improved on Saturday as they struck twice early in a dominant spell.

Harry Kane blasted a long-range shot past Nick Pope to open the scoring on four minutes, then Lucas Moura pounced on a loose ball from a yard out five minutes later.

Son Heung-min, who provided the assist for Kane's strike, turned goalscorer shortly after the half-hour mark to extend the hosts' lead to 3-0.

The South Korea international embarked on a scintillating run from the edge of his own box, striding past Burnley players untouched before finding the bottom corner.

After the final whistle Mourinho was full of praise for Son's finish -- which the midfielder called "the best goal in my life" -- saying: "I remember when I was at Barcelona with Mr. [Bobby] Robson and Ronaldo Nazario scored a goal that is similar to Son's.

"And this was an amazing goal. I know that he is going to reach the face of the keeper and the control ... he is unstoppable. The keeper is good, though, but he managed to put it in."

Kane netted again in the second half as Burnley conceded four for the second game in a row before Moussa Sissoko added a fifth. Mourinho never once saw his United side score five goals in one game.

The result meant the visitors fell to a third successive defeat, while Tottenham closed the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea to six points, following the Blues' surprise defeat to Everton earlier on Saturday.