English Premiership

Kane fires Spurs to 3rd-place finish

2018-05-13 21:00
Harry Kane (AP)

London - Tottenham Hotspur secured third place in the Premier League with a come-from-behind 5-4 defeat of Leicester City in the final game of the season at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Spurs had trailed 3-1 at one stage but clawed their way back as they said goodbye to their temporary Wembley home in fine style.

Harry Kane delivered the final goal of Tottenham's campaign, curling in his 30th of the league season to complete an exciting afternoon of football.

Kane, who ended the season two goals behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah as he just failed to claim a third successive Premier League Golden Boot, was also on target in the first half in which Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez put Leicester 2-1 ahead.

Kelechi Iheanacho's stunning shot put Leicester 3-1 ahead just after the break but it provoked a furious Spurs response in which Erik Lamela struck twice either side of an own goal by Christian Fuchs, who deflected Lamela's shot in off his knee.

With the scores level at 4-4, Vardy slammed in an equaliser for Leicester after a deft pass by Mahrez.

A draw would have dropped Tottenham below Liverpool into fourth spot but Kane had the final say when he cut in from the left to curl a trademark effort past Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.

Tottenham, who have finished the season as London's top team for the first time in 23 years, will begin life in their new 62 000-seater stadium as a Champions League club again.

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