Why were Carragher & Henry in hysterics after Burnley v Spurs?

Jamie Carragher

The Liverpool and Arsenal legends shared a joke about the quality of football on display at Turf Moor in the 0-0 draw.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the Burnley and Tottenham bore draw, Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry had to resort to jokes about the quality of the game in order to find something worth talking about.

Sunday's 0-0 match was afforded the briefest of analysis at the final whistle, but former Liverpool favourite Carragher had Henry in stitches as the two pundits discussed the fact 37-year-old Burnley centre-half Michael Duff was awarded man of the match by Gary Neville.

"I like my football but that was hard work," admitted Carragher.

"Michael Duff has just been granted a testimonial at the age of 37 - I think he’s just had it!

"Richard Scudamore will be happy to have done a deal for the Premier League, because he would have got less money if they'd seen this game first!"

They may have been the only people that could break into a smile after what was a thoroughly disappointing advert for Premier League football.

Despite Burnley being desperate for points at the foot of the Premier League, they never really committed to going for three points against a Spurs defence that looked shaky in the first half, and ended up with two players out of position for the second period. Duff and his captain Jason Shackell more than dealt with whatever man of the moment Harry Kane had to offer, with their defensive performance the only quality on display. 

And Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham fans will be wondering why their side let slip an opportunity to go above Liverpool in the race to stay in touch with Manchester United in that last top four spot.

Spurs played like a team without any impetus, seemingly already of the opinion that they had no chance of catching the Champions League sides, and it was actually the side in the relegation zone that looked the better team.

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