Cape Town - Harry Kane's prolific form continued when he struck two second-half
goals to inspire Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-1 win over fierce rivals
Arsenal and lift them into the Premier League's top four on Saturday.
21-year-old striker cancelled out Mesut Ozil's early goal for Arsenal
with a calm finish at the far post and his majestic header four minutes
from time sent the White Hart Lane crowd into raptures.
opened the scoring against the run of play when he volleyed in Oliver
Giroud's miscued shot from close range after 11 minutes.
visitors then stood firm in the face of continuous Tottenham attacks but
Kane broke their resistance with his 21st goal in all competitions this
season 11 minutes into the second half after Arsenal had failed to
clear a corner.
The dominant hosts poured forward in search of a
winner and Kane duly obliged, the striker planting a brilliant header
beyond the desperate dive of David Ospina to secure a famous victory for
Tottenham climbed above Arsenal and Southampton into fourth place in the table, a Champions League qualification spot.
manager Roy Hodgson was at White Hart Lane and will have been given
plenty to ponder by the uncapped Kane whose second-half performance
proved the difference.
Arsenal took the lead when Germany's Ozil,
who looked to be fractionally offside, neatly volleyed from close range
to score his third goal in as many games.
The tension between the
sides was palpable at the halftime whistle as a confrontation between
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck and Spurs fullback Danny Rose flared up.
rugby union captain Sam Warburton, a Spurs fan, was presented with a
number 50 shirt at the interval to mark his appearances landmark in his
side's 21-16 home defeat by England in the Six Nations opener on Friday.
presence on the pitch was not out of place at a derby that often
matched the intensity of the battle at the Millennium Stadium.
levelled when Ospina failed to deal with a corner, tipping the ball
into the path of the lively striker who gleefully slotted it low into
The in-form forward was not finished yet, however, rising highest to head his 12th league goal of the campaign.