Spurs beat Hud­der­s­field 4-0

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SPORT -

THESE days a team is not re­ally a Premier League side un­til Harry Kane has shat­tered their de­fence. So this was an ini­ti­a­tion of sorts for Hud­der­s­field Town, who be­came the lat­est vic­tims of a striker whose goals are fu­elling Tot­ten­ham’s tro­phy am­bi­tions and his own quest to break records.

David Wag­ner’s team had only con­ceded three goals in their first six topflight matches since pro­mo­tion but Tot­ten­ham fired that many past them in the first 23 min­utes here, with Kane, inevitably, lead­ing the on­slaught.

He scored the vis­i­tors’ first and third goals, and was in­stru­men­tal in cre­at­ing the sec­ond for Ben Davies. The left-back helped the vis­i­tors add a fourth in stop­page time by set­ting up Moussa Sis­soko.

He now has 84 goals from 123 Premier League ap­pear­ances and his strike rate is ac­cel­er­at­ing: fac­tor in his mid­week hat-trick in the Cham­pi­ons League against Apoel Ni­cosia and he hit 13 goals in all com­pe­ti­tions in Septem­ber, the most pro­duc­tive month of the 24-yearold’s ca­reer to date.

He re­ceived un­wit­ting help from Hud­der­s­field’s left-back, Chris Löwe, whose mis­take on half­way turned a ba­nal clear­ing header by Kieran Trip­pier into the perfect through ball for Kane.

The striker did the rest, can­ter­ing for­ward and into the penalty area be­fore fin­ish­ing as mat­ter-of-factly as a li­brar­ian slot­ting a book into the cor­rect space on a shelf.

Löwe was un­for­tu­nate to play a role in Spurs’ sec­ond, too. That came seven min­utes later af­ter cut­ting in­ter­play Hud­der­s­field 0-4 Tot­ten­ham Bournemouth 0-0 Le­ices­ter Man United 4-0 Crys­tal Palace Stoke City 2-1 Southamp­ton West Brom 2-2 Wat­ford West Ham 1-0 Swansea Chelsea v Manch­ester City (Played late) Arse­nal v Brighton & Hove 1PM Everton v Burn­ley 3:15PM New­cas­tle v Liver­pool 5:30PM

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