Harry Kane hits the mark with late winner at Villa Park

Sunday 02 Nov 2014
Kane scored Spurs' winner in the 90th minute at Villa Park

England Under-21s striker Harry Kane continued his impressive goalscoring form for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday with a free-kick winner against Aston Villa.

The 21-year-old has been amongst the goals for both club and country so far this season and his appearance from the bench in the second half at Villa Park helped Spurs collect all three points, courtesy of his first Premier League strike this campaign.


Kane made an impact following his introduction from the substitute's bench


A goal from Andreas Weimann in the first half had put Paul Lambert's side ahead, but following a red card for Villa striker Christian Benteke and Kane's introduction in the 58th minute, Spurs turned the game on its head.

Nacer Chadli levelled things up with a volley from Andros Townsend's corner in the 84th minute before Kane won it for Spurs in the dying moments with a deflected free-kick after Townsend had been tripped on the edge of the area.

"It's one of my best moments in a Spurs shirt in my career so far," said Kane after the game.

"It's a moment I won't forget. To score the winner in the last minute is special but I was able to do that and it's all smiles in the dressing room now.

"The manager just told me to play and take a chance and that there was plenty of time left when he sent me on. Erik Lamela wanted the free kick because he took the one before, but it was my turn.

"It's a great result and I'm really buzzing.

"I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing, it's a great win today but we've got a Europa League game on Thursday and we need to do the same again."

England goalkeeper Joe Hart celebrates Manchester City

Hart celebrates their derby day victory over Manchester United

Former England Under-21 full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton both started for Mauricio Pochettino's side alongside ex U20s midfielder Ryan Mason, who was again elected from the start. 

Elsewhere, Three Lions goalkeeper Joe Hart kept a clean sheet for Manchester City as they secured a 1-0 derby win over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.

Hart kept out, amongst others, the returning Wayne Rooney after the England captain made his return from suspension to the starting line-up for United.

But City earned local bragging rights for the first time this season thanks to a second-half goal from Sergio Aguero, although United were down to ten men for more than half of the game following the first-half dismissal of Chris Smalling.

Harry Kane and his England Under-21s team-mates take aim in training


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