English Premiership

Prolific Kane adds Cardiff to list of Premier League victims

2019-01-01 22:12
Harry Kane
Harry Kane (Getty Images)

Cardiff — Harry Kane's third-minute goal set Tottenham on their way to a 3-0 win at Cardiff on Tuesday, ensuring the prolific England striker has scored against all 28 teams he has faced in the Premier League.

Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min also netted first-half goals as Tottenham moved back into second place, a point above Manchester City and six behind Liverpool. City and Liverpool play each other on Thursday.

Kane had failed to breach Cardiff's defence in his three previous matches against the Welsh club and only did so this time because of a touch of fortune. Cardiff defender Sean Morrison tried to clear the ball out of his area but it struck the midriff of Kane and ended up dribbling over the goal line.

It was Kane's 14th goal of the league season, moving him alongside Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the scoring list and one above current Golden Boot holder Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool forward.

Eriksen received a pass from Son, took a touch, and sent a precise shot from the edge of the area just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 12th minute.

Kane then played in Son, who found the corner with an angled shot in the 26th minute for his eighth goal in his past eight starts. Son has only one Premier League game left — against Manchester United on January 13 — before he leaves to play for South Korea in the Asian Cup.

Spurs bounced back from a 3-1 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was their first game since seriously entering the title conversation. If Liverpool lose to City, Spurs will be back in it.

Cardiff stayed three points above the relegation zone with this latest convincing loss to one of the league's heavyweight teams. They were beaten 5-1 at Manchester United just before Christmas and were also thrashed 5-0 by Man City at home in September.

 

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