Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer felt Burnley were the victims of their own downfall following a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

Gareth Bale scored a brace as Jose Mourinho's side returned to winning ways in the Premier League while Burnley's buffer over the relegation zone was reduced to five points following Fulham's draw against Crystal Palace.

Sean Dyche's gameplan was disintegrated within 68 seconds of the first whistle after Bale converted from close-range and Burnley's afternoon only deteriorated from there as Spurs dominated proceedings.

Bale and his attacking quartet earned the plaudits for their display but Shearer was not impressed with the application of the visiting Clarets.

"They were red-hot going forward," said Shearer. "Burnley couldn’t cope with them. That front four of Moura, Kane, Bale and Son ran riot.

"They were helped by Burnley and you can’t say that often but they got punished. A fantastic ball over the top from Bale, left foot, thank you very much, this is Kane’s goal.

"It was far too easy, Burnley were jogging, not enough effort closing down and a good player will cost you. They went at them with pace and intent."

Fellow Danny Murphy echoed Shearer's sentiments, with the former Fulham midfielder surprised at the manner of Burnley's defeat.

The last time Dyche's men lost by more than a four-goal margin was against Manchester City in November and the Clarets subsequently went on a four-game unbeaten streak after. Despite a series of tough fixtures on the horizon for Burnley, Murphy anticipates a response.

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"Rarely do you see Burnley not do the basics well. If you see them get a hiding, they always react, Sean Dyche’s team.

"I’d be surprised to not see a reaction from then. They’ve fallen back in a little bit, have to be careful, but I think you will see one in the coming weeks."

Shearer added to that, saying: "It’s not often you can criticise because of who they are and the job Sean Dyche has done. They’ll bounce back, they’ll be okay, they have enough."