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Kane nets brace as Spurs survive West Ham scare

Kane nets brace as Spurs survive West Ham scare

Harry Kane’s brace and Christian Eriksen’s classy goal helped 10-man Tottenham to survive a late fightback from West Ham in a Premier League clash on Saturday.

Kane scored the first goal in the 34th minute with a glancing header as Cristian Ericksen and Dele Alli combined to set him up.

The England international doubled the lead four minutes later to put the visitors a 2-0 lead at half-time.

After the break, midfielder Christian Eriksen fired home the third in the 60th minute, before Mexico forward Javier Hernandez nodded in from close range on 65 minutes.

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Tottenham wing-back Serge Aurier was then shown a second yellow card 20 minutes from time for a late tackle on Andy Carroll, as West Ham made their numerical advantage count when Cheikhou Kouyate scored three minutes to stoppage time.

Spurs held on to the lead and grabbed their third away win with a 3-2 victory over the Hammers.

“When you are 3-0 up and end up going 3-1 or 3-2 it is always nerve-wracking, especially with 10 men. But it is a great result,” Kane said after the game.

“I just want to score against every team. I am delighted to get a couple and help the team win.

“We know we have to improve our home form and we will be right up there. To get nine points from three away games is really good.”

 

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