Premier League!! Harry Kane Scores Twice As Tottenham Thrash Liverpool 4-1
A Harry Kane double inspired Tottenham as they punished a poor defensive performance by Liverpool at Wembley to move level on points with second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League.
Kane scored the opener on four minutes as Kieran Trippier’s chipped pass went over Dejan Lovren’s head and the England striker took the ball around Simon Mignolet, who had rushed from his goal, to score from 12 yards.
Eight minutes later Spurs doubled their lead as Hugo Lloris’ long throw was not dealt with by Lovren, who missed a header on the halfway line and Kane was able to square to Son Heung-min to slot home.
Liverpool got a goal back as Jordan Henderson’s wonderful cross-field pass found Mohamed Salah, who outpaced the Tottenham defence and finished off the inside of the post with a scuffed shot.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp responded by taking off Lovren for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on 31 minutes, but Dele Alli added a third for Spurs just before half-time as he lashed in a volley from 18 yards.
Kane got his second on 56 minutes as he followed up a rebound from Jan Vertonghen’s shot after Mignolet failed to clear a free-kick.
Liverpool’s best chance in the second half fell to Philippe Coutinho but his shot from the edge of the area was pushed on to the crossbar by Lloris with a one-handed save.
They dropped to ninth in the table – 12 points behind leaders Manchester City – while Spurs prepare for a meeting with United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The game also saw a Premier League record attendance of 80,827.