Kane on the double as Spurs sink Huddersfield


Kane on the double as Spurs sink Huddersfield

In Summary

  • Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Huddersfield to keep the winless Terriers bottom of the Premier League.

  • The hosts started brightly but went behind when Kane headed in Kieran Trippier's right-wing cross.

  • Spurs added a second when Danny Rose went down in the box after slight contact from Florent Hadergjonaj, and Kane sent Jonas Lossl the wrong way with the resulting penalty.

Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham beat Huddersfield to keep the winless Terriers bottom of the Premier League.

The hosts started brightly but went behind when Kane headed in Kieran Trippier’s right-wing cross.

Spurs added a second when Danny Rose went down in the box after slight contact from Florent Hadergjonaj, and Kane sent Jonas Lossl the wrong way with the resulting penalty.

Laurent Depoitre hit the bar, but in truth the hosts were well beaten.

Tottenham moved into the top four in the Premier League with a comfortable victory – their third win in a row, including the midweek penalty shootout win over Watford in the Carabao Cup.

While they were made to work, this game was so straightforward that Spurs were able to bring off Jan Vertonghen, who had a knock, and Mousa Dembele at half-time – perhaps with Wednesday’s home Champions League game against Barcelona in mind.

Kane’s three-game goalless run – a drought by his standards – is definitely over as he followed up his strike against Brighton last weekend with another two here, taking his tally for Spurs to 145.

He headed home Trippier’s cross for the opener after good work by Lucas Moura, who was tackled but got up quickly to pass the ball out to the right-back.

Kane’s second was more controversial because Rose went down easily in the box after a tug on the shirt from substitute Hadergjonaj. The home fans were furious but the England striker did not care as he slotted home.

Spurs’ front three were lively – with Moura and Son Heung-min forcing saves from Lossl and linking up well together. But in reality, there was barely any need to even play the second half because the game was done by the 34th minute.

A long season ahead for Huddersfield

Huddersfield battled gamely and worked hard, but they are really missing an attacking spark, a problem they have had all season. They have yet to score a home goal in four games.

They started brightly – dominating possession – but still Spurs had three shots from not many attacks before the Terriers had one themselves.

David Wagner’s side, who are bottom of the table with two points from seven games, lost Terence Kongolo to injury in the first half – and his replacement Hadergjonaj conceded the penalty.

Huddersfield resorted to long Philip Billing throw-ins time and time again to little effect, apart from one which was cleared to Chris Lowe – but his 25-yard belter was saved well by Spurs’ third-choice keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

That was one of few clear chances for the hosts to score, with the other main one being when Depoitre volleyed off the crossbar in first-half injury time.

Report Courtesy- BBC

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