Kane: I perfected this with Alli in Tottenham training on Saturday
By Matt Farr
Harry Kane has admitted that his stunning opening goal in Tottenham’s 3-2 league victory over Everton on Sunday came from practice on the training pitch on Saturday.
The Spurs striker unleashed a venomous strike from range past a helpless Joel Robles in the Everton goal, handing the Premier League high-flyers a deserved lead.
Kane popped up again in the 56th minute to add his second goal of the afternoon, but despite numerous chances to complete yet another hat-trick, couldn’t convert the final chance.
However, the 23-year-old claimed that he had practiced his long-range shooting with Tottenham team-mates Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier after training on Saturday, insisting the strike was no fluke.
Speaking to the media after the game during Sky Sports 1’s coverage, Kane said: “It was funny. Me, Christian [Eriksen], and Eric Dier were just having a few shots after training yesterday from about that distance.
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“When it came about, I got a bit of space, and I thought, ‘it’s a bit windy out there, I can get a little wobble it will go in’. And it managed to go in.
“I wanted that match ball again. I had once chance in the first half just after my first goal that I probably should have scored. Then one right at the end when I tried to dink it and probably should have just put my foot through it.
“I’ll take the two, but it’s slightly disappointing that I didn’t get another match ball.”
Kane’s White Hart Lane double fired him to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with 19 goals.
The England international striker has now found the back of the net 14 times since the start of 2017, having made 12 appearances.
Had he completed his hat-trick, it would have been his fourth in all competitions this season.
His blistering form has lifted Tottenham into a comfortable position in the race to finish in the Premier League’s top four.
They now sit seven points behind leaders Chelsea, and have established a six point lead over fifth-placed Arsenal.
Dele Alli’s 92nd-minute strike proved to be the winner for Tottenham, after Romelu Lukaku and Enner Valencia both got themselves on the scoresheet for the visitors.
In other Tottenham news, Chris Sutton has delivered a simple two word verdict of Tottenham’s display against Everton.