Harry Kane scores again as Tottenham defeat Fulham

Saturday 19 Apr 2014
Harry Kane celebrates his goal against Fulham

Harry Kane scored his third goal in three games to help Tottenham defeat Fulham 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

The England Under-21 striker has been in a rich vein of form for the north London club after being handed a chance by his head coach Tim Sherwood.

And following his recent strikes against Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion, Kane continued his purple patch by heading home Aaron Lennon’s cross to put Spurs 2-1 up just moments into the second half.

Brazilian midfielder Paulinho had given the hosts a 35th-minute lead only for Steve Sidwell to reply almost immediately.

Kane said: “It’s great to be getting some starts recently and three in three is a great [return].

“I’m happy to be playing and hopefully we can get results from now until the end of the season.

“You’ve got to take your chances at the very top and fortunately I’ve been able to do that when I’ve been playing.

“It has been great but the most important thing today was that we got the result.”

Spurs captain Younes Kaboul rounded off the win from close range midway through the second half, while Hugo Lloris saved a Sidwell penalty late on after Christian Eriksen handled inside the box.

Sherwood said of Kane: "He's a top poacher and we always knew he'd score goals. Hopefully he's found his feet in the Premier League."

Meanwhile, fellow Under-21 striker Connor Wickham scored as Sunderland increased their Premier League survival hopes with a surprise 2-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Samuel Eto'o put the Blues ahead, Wickham levelled and Fabio Borini converted a late penalty to inflict Jose Mourinho's first home league defeat as Chelsea manager - a run stretching back 78 matches.

The Black Cats remain bottom of the league but are now just three points behind Norwich who are in 17th place.

Chelsea are second, two points behind leaders Liverpool having played a game more.


By FA Staff