Kane Keeps Spurs’ CL Hopes Alive

Harry Kane kept Tottenham’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Champions League alive as they beat PSV 2-1 at Wembley.

Spurs needed a result on Tuesday evening to keep them in the hunt for the next round, but were dealt a blow early on when Luuk de Jong scored after 61 seconds.

But Tottenham pressed hard for their equaliser and were rewarded in the 78th minute as Kane swept home before nodding in the winner 11 minutes later, with his effort taking a deflection off Trent Sainsbury on the way through.

Tottenham remain third in Group B with four points after Inter and Barcelona drew 1-1, while PSV remain bottom with just one point.

PSV took the lead inside two minutes and it was captain De Jong with the goal. Gaston Pereiro delivered a corner and after getting away from Dele Alli, the PSV striker rose highest to nod home Paolo Gazzaniga.

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Tottenham: Gazzaniga (7), Aurier (7), Alderweireld (7), Sanchez (7), Davies (7), Winks (7), Eriksen (7), Alli (7), Moura (8), Son (7), Kane (7).

Subs used: Lamela (6), Llorente (6), Trippier (5).

PSV: Zoet (7), Dumfries (7), Schwaab (6), Viergever (7), Angelino (6), Rosario (6), Hendrix (6), Pereiro (7), Bergwijn (5), De Jong (6), Lozano (6).

Subs used: Malen (5), Gutierrez (n/a), Sainsbury (n/a).

Man of the match: Lucas Moura.

But Tottenham responded well, and forced PSV into a goalmouth clearance not long after. Christian Eriksen delivered a free-kick, which an unmarked Davinson Sanchez nodded towards the back post. Alli was there to flick it towards goal but his effort was headed away by Jorrit Hendrix on the line.

Credit ; Skysports

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