With a spectacular double, Harry Kane showed Manchester City what they were missing out on as Tottenham upset the Premier League leaders 3-2 in a tense conclusion on Saturday.
Kane, the England captain, was linked with a move to City in the offseason and sat out Spurs’ season-opening triumph over Pep Guardiola’s side before deciding to stay put.
The Tottenham talisman was involved in Dejan Kulusevski’s first goal for the club, and then Kane put the visitors back in front after Ilkay Gundogan equalized.
City thought to have salvaged a point with a stoppage-time penalty from Riyad Mahrez, but Kane headed home in the fifth additional minute to extend the champions’ lead over Liverpool to six points, despite having played one more game.
Kane released Heung-Min Son with a brilliant throughball in the fourth minute, and the South Korean international teed up Kulusevski to slot home.
As they looked for an equalizer, City dominated possession. Hugo Lloris failed to hold onto Raheem Sterling’s throw while under pressure from Kevin De Bruyne, allowing Gundogan to score 12 minutes after hitting the right post.
Pep Guardiola’s team appeared to be in control, but they were vulnerable to the counter-attack, which Spurs exploited when Kane converted Son’s delivery in the 59th minute.
Before Cristian Romero handled Bernardo Silva’s pass in the box and gave the hosts late hope with a penalty that Mahrez hammered into the top-right corner two minutes into stoppage time, Kane was foiled by Ederson and had a goal disallowed by VAR.
Spurs, on the other hand, were not to be denied, with Kane leaping high to head home a Kulusevski cross and win a memorable three points against the team he almost joined.
Source: livescore news