Harry Kane grew to become the third Tottenham Hotspur participant to attain 200 targets for the membership as he poached the opener in his aspect’s comfy 3-1 victory away to Bulgarian aspect Ludogorets in Europa League Group J on Thursday. The England striker headed Tottenham in entrance after 13 minutes after which arrange Lucas Moura to double the lead earlier than the break. Harry Kane was rested for the second half and Claudiu Keseru halved the deficit with a aim for the hosts 4 minutes after the interval however Giovani Lo Celso restored Tottenham`s two-goal cushion as Tottenham joined Royal Antwerp on six factors. Antwerp face LASK afterward Thursday.
After being criticised by supervisor Jose Mourinho for final week’s listless 1-0 defeat in Antwerp, Tottenham have been far sharper as they dominated the primary half. Kane wasted one superb probability to succeed in his double century earlier than heading in Moura`s nook after 13 minutes to succeed in one other milestone for the membership in his three hundredth look. The 27-year-old is now third on the membership`s all-time scoring checklist behind Bobby Smith (208) and Jimmy Greaves (266).
Consistency throughout competitions
Kane has scored 12 targets in all competitions this season and took his assists into double figures additionally with an ideal cross throughout the world to Moura after being performed in on the precise aspect by Gareth Bale`s intelligent cross.
Ludogorets, who’ve but to choose up some extent within the group, obtained an unlikely lifeline when Keseru beat Joe Hart with a wise volley after the ball looped off Harry Winks into the world.
However Tottenham have been by no means unduly nervous by the hosts and Son Heung-min, who got here on for Moura on the hour, arrange Lo Celso along with his first contact of the ball. Mourinho, whose aspect are third within the Premier League, was impressed along with his gamers` perspective.
“We tried to kill the sport from the beginning. A powerful begin, two good targets,” he mentioned. “I all the time count on the utmost so I’m all the time demanding. There are nonetheless issues from this sport I`m not proud of.”