co-written with Ben Kerr.
Harry Kane continued his reign as the English Premier League’s number one goal ace in a thrilling 4-1 win over Liverpool today at Wembley.
Any talk of the ‘Wembley curse’ was well and truly quashed today as Spurs dominated the field in a game which saw Spurs finally settle into their temporary home, with the fans roaring them on, more reminiscent of their beloved White Hart Lane.
Harry Kane Continues His Reign
In what felt for the first time like a true ‘home’ tie, Mauricio Pochettino’s men enthralled 80,000 plus fans to a convincing home win over the visiting Merseysiders. The Premier League record crowd watching Spurs shred the Liverpool defence on the counter-attack right from the opening minutes.
It took Harry Kane just four minutes to open the scoring. Kieran Trippier chipped the ball over the Liverpool defence, and Harry Kane ran picked it up, rounded Simon Mignolet and left footed the ball into the back of the net.
Just 11 minutes later, Hugo Lloris threw the ball up to Kane. Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren misjudged the ball. It went over his head and straight to Kane. He completed the counter-attack with an assist, passing the ball to Son Heung-Min who deposited it into the back of the net.
Son broke through the Liverpool line, and nearly had Tottenham’s third goal, but his shot crashed off the bar.
Mohammed Salah would get one back for Liverpool, getting onto the ball on the counter and poking it past an outstretched Hugo Lloris.
Tottenham regained their two-goal lead just before half-time. A Tottenham set-piece saw the ball swing into the box. Joel Matip attempted to head it out of danger, but the ball fell right at the feet of Dele Alli. He volleyed it into the back of the net as the last play before the whistle.
Spurs got their fourth goal at the midway point of the second half. A Harry Winks free kick found Jan Vertonghen open on the left side of the net. His shot was blocked, but the rebound fell at the feet of Harry Kane, who would make no mistake. Kane picked up his second goal of the game.
From there Hugo Lloris came up with the saves when needed; including a brilliant stop on a Philippe Coutinho shot in the 67th minute. He dove towards the top left corner of the net, just getting enough of the ball to divert it up and off the bar.
The game would end 4-1, a deserved result given Spurs dominant play on the night.
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