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Kane ends August drought as Spurs enjoy ‘home’ comforts

Kane ends August
Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the third goal against Fulham (AFP Photo)

LONDON, August 18: Tottenham managed to put the controversy over their delayed move to a new home behind them and Harry Kane finally found the net in August as Fulham were beaten 3-1 on Saturday.
England forward Kane had never scored this month, despite 14 previous matches, before he claimed an important third goal for Mauricio Pochettino’s side after 77 minutes at Wembley.
Substitute Erik Lamela carved it out, surging half the length of the field before slipping through a pass which allowed Kane to switch feet and curl a shot into the far corner of the Fulham goal.
Three minutes earlier, Kieran Trippier had restored the lead for the home side, direct from a 25-yard free-kick – a magnificent strike reminiscent of the one he scored in the World Cup semi-final for England against Croatia.
After a dominant first half, Spurs had finally taken the lead just before the interval through Brazilian winger Lucas Moura.
The 26-year-old had impressed on Tottenham’s pre-season tour, having found his first-team chances limited last season after joining from Paris Saint-Germain in January. (AFP)