Spurs beat Huddersfield 4-0
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