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Spurs striker Harry Kane - 'We move forward to the next.'

Spurs did enough to win their game against Liverpool but wasted several opportunities.


Spurs 2-2 Liverpool.

Harry Kane registered his first home Premier League goal of the season. (Sky Sports Screen Shot)
Harry Kane registered his first home Premier League goal of the season. (Sky Sports Screen Shot)


Harry Kane was happy he got on the score sheet when Tottenham Hotspur hosted title challengers Liverpool on Sunday evening but bemoaned missed chances in the game.

The England captain put in a brilliant display for Spurs as they played out a 2-2 draw with the Merseyside club at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.


Kane ended his Premier League goal drought by finishing off Tanguy Ndombele's through pass to hand Antonio Conte’s side the lead, but the hosts wasted several chances to increase their lead before the in-form Diogo Jota nodded in a cross from left-back Andrew Robertson in the 35th minute.


In the second half, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds stepped up the tempo and got their reward when Robertson nodded in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s strike from close range.


But, four minutes later Son Heung-min drew Tottenham level after a mistake by goalkeeper Alisson Becker gifted the South Korean the chance to calmly slot the ball into the net.


The Liverpool full-back Roberts was sent off for a reckless tackle on Emerson Royal, a decision that was taken after referee Paul Tierney was sent to the pitch-side monitor to examine the incident.

In the end, both sides shared the spoils, which means Antonio Conte's unbeaten league start at Tottenham extended to five games, with his side sitting in the seventh spot, though they have a few games in hand.

Manchester City's 4-0 victory at Newcastle yesterday means Liverpool are now three points behind the league leaders.


Kane could have been sent of for his tackle on Robertson (Sky Sports Screen Shot)
Kane could have been sent of for his tackle on Robertson (Sky Sports Screen Shot)


'Definitely, not a red card'


Tottenham forward Harry Kane speaking to Sky Sports: “It was a great game to be involved in and am sure it was a great game to watch as well. There were plenty of chances at both ends. We had some clear chances that we had to do better with to be honest. Overall it was a tough battle against a very good side. We move forward to the next one now.


“When we were 1-0 up we had two clear-cut chances. Sonny tried to take on the keeper and he made a great save from Dele’s. If we score both of those the game is clear. You’re playing against a top side and you have to take your chances and we had more than enough to win the game. Overall I thought it was a great performance.

“It was nice to score, it’s been a few games since I scored especially here at home in the Premier League but on another day there’s a couple more I could have taken."


When asked if he could have been given a red card, Kane said: "No. Definitely not. It was a strong tackle but I thought I won the ball. Obviously, I haven’t seen it back. When you are playing against top sides and fighting for points sometimes there’ll be strong tackles. They checked it and we move on.


"It didn’t feel like it and Andy [Robertson] on the pitch said, ‘you just caught my foot’. When you slow things down it makes it look a little worse than it is. That’s what VAR is there for."


Tottenham forward Son Heung-min speaking to Sky Sports, said: “I think it was a special game. It was really intense and both sides were really strong.


“Sometimes you really feel the pressure but today I really enjoyed it. We have prepared this kind of thing for the last three to four days. We know Liverpool are really strong on the ball. Even for ourselves we used the ball well and created chances and the game plan was spot on.


“We had enough [chances] to finish the game and to be honest I feel really sorry for that because I had so many opportunities and had some bad touches or bad decisions.”



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