Harry Kane bounced again from his World Cup heartbreak to earn Tottenham a 2-2 draw at Brentford as Newcastle climbed to second place within the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Leicester on Tuesday (all instances AEDT).
In the primary Premier League fixture since mid-November, Tottenham was in peril of a harmful defeat after Vitaly Janelt and Ivan Toney put Brentford in command on the Community Stadium.
It wasn’t with out some hostilities although.
The England skipper was reminded of his penalty miss within the World Cup quarter-final loss to France from a fortnight in the past, with the Brentford followers chanting: “You let your nation down.”
But Kane netted with a sixty fifth minute header to start out the Tottenham restoration in his first recreation since lacking the essential World Cup penalty.
Brentford haven’t crushed Tottenham since 1948 and their lengthy watch for a victory over the north Londoners goes on after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg curled house with 19 minutes left.
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte praised England captain Kane for his contribution following his World Cup disappointment.
“When he got here again he was good. We know the significance of Harry for us, his persona, his character. He’s the very best participant now we have. I’m pleased that he scored as we speak,” Conte mentioned.
Kane in motion on Monday (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Tottenham keep fourth within the desk, 4 factors forward of fifth-placed Manchester United within the race to qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool closed to inside 5 factors of Spurs and with a recreation in hand to return by inflicting Unai Emery’s first league defeat as Villa boss.
Salah swept house his fifteenth aim of the season in a frantic opening with probabilities aplenty at each ends.
The Egyptian then teed up van Dijk to present Liverpool respiratory house earlier than halftime.
Ollie Watkins gave Villa hope with a towering header halfway by way of the second half however Bajcetic’s first senior aim secured a 3rd consecutive league win for Jurgen Klopp’s males.
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