Harry Kane double seals derby win for Tottenham

Saturday 07 Feb 2015
Harry Kane celebrates his winner against Arsenal

Harry Kane grabbed the glory and the headlines with a match-winning brace in Tottenham's 2-1 north London derby win over Arsenal.

The local lad, growing into a legend on Tottenham High Road, popped up on 86 minutes to head home the winner in front of England manager Roy Hodgson.

Nabil Bentaleb surged down the left flank and clipped in a perfect cross for the England Under-21s star to nod in after an almighty leap off the ground.

That came 30 minutes after he cancelled Mesut Ozil's opened for Arsenal by sweeping home after Gunners keeper David Ospina had fluffed his lines following a Spurs corner.

Speaking after the game, Kane said: “That is definitely a feeling I will not forget for the rest of my career.

“What a day. What a feeling. For everyone at the club. What a buzz.

“Nabil put in a great ball. I managed to get up and time it well. I saw it arrowing towards the corner. 

“It's up there with the best feeling ever. The fans were incredible – the best atmosphere."

Kyle Walker and Danny Rose played in the victorious side's defence with Ryan Mason sitting ahead of them in midfield, regularly thwarting Arsenal attacks.

Jordon Ibe in action for Liverpool against Everton

Jordon Ibe in action for Liverpool against Everton

Arsenal also had a handful of Three Lions players on show in Danny Welbeck and substitute Theo Walcott, as well as U-20s striker Chuba Akpom.

The England manager made a swift move to west London after Mauricio Pochettino's triumph, to watch Southampton's last-gasp 1-0 win over QPR.

England U21s midfielder James Ward-Prowse played well and teased the home side with his trademark set-pieces.

Nathaniel Clyne kept a clean sheet at right-back for the travelling Saints who had England keeper Fraser Forster in goal, and Sadio Mane scored the winner in stoppage time.

The Merseyside derby offered little in terms of goals or entertainment, but England U20s winger Jordon Ibe was handed a shock start by Liverpool at Goodison Park.

The 19-year-old started alongside Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and former Three Lions skipper Steven Gerrard, while Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert were second-half substitutes.

John Stones started for Everton and debutant Aaron Lennon and Ross Barkley came on after the break.

Jermain Defoe fires home for Sunderland

Jermain Defoe fires home for Sunderland

Jermain Defoe, who still harbours hopes of an England recall after returning to the Premier League from Major League Soccer, did his case no harm with the opening goal for Sunderland in their 1-1 draw with Swansea.

England midfielder James Milner kept Manchester City's Premier League title hopes alive with a 92nd-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Hull after Joe Hart was beaten in the first half.

In the Championship Tom Ince scored twice for Derby County in their 4-1 win over Bolton Wanderers. 

The England U21s forward, who joined the East Midlands club on deadline day on loan from Hull City, opened the scoring with a curling free-kick then netted the third to keep the Rams' title chase alive.

Patrick Bamford cannot stop scoring for Middlesbrough, firing his 11th goal of the season in a 3-1 win over Charlton Athletic.

Meanwhile in League Two England U19s forward Nathan Oduwa, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, made his professional debut for Luton Town as a second-half substitute.

By FA Staff