Tottenham end worrying seven-game run of conceding first as Harry Kane ends his heat map hell with two goals against Crystal Palace on landmark appearance

    Tottenham ended a disturbing run of conceding first in seven-straight Premier League games by taking out their frustration on Crystal Palace.

    Two goals from top scoring Harry Kane along with further strikes from Matt Doherty and Heung-min Son secured a much-needed 4-0 win at Selhurst Park after a second half barrage.

    Kane was a picture of relief against Palace

    Kane was a picture of relief against Palace

    After a first half of barely touching the ball in dangerous positions

    After a first half of barely touching the ball in dangerous positions

    Kane had barely touched the ball in his previous three halves of football as Antonio Conte’s men looked utterly bereft of ideas.

    Spurs’ return from the World Cup kicked off with a 2-2 draw against Brentford after having to comeback yet again, as has been the case in many of their games this season.

    Kane managed a goal in that match, but the following fixture was one of his quietest in a Spurs shirt as his team were played off the pitch by Aston Villa in a 2-0 defeat.

    It looked like it was going to be yet another torrid 90 minutes for the north London side after being dominated by Palace in the first half, with Kane’s heatmap showing scary lack of involvement again.

    However, for once, Spurs hadn’t conceded first, and after managing to contain an opponent, they came out and attacked in the second period, scoring after just three minutes.

    Kane was able to nod home from a goal that was all about Ivan Perisic’s hard work, and netted his 197th goal on his Premier League goal on his 300th appearance.

    Conte’s nightmare is finally over


    Conte’s nightmare is finally over

    But then his second of the night and 198th Premier League goal stole the headlines. The No.10 fired in a beauty just five minutes later, to effectively end Palace’s threat, and a streak that has seen fans become increasingly disgruntled.

    Last time out at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium there were chants of ‘Daniel Levy, get out of our club’ directed towards the chairman, and despite rumblings at Selhurst Park, Kane managed to quieten them down.

    Then the joy came as Son assisted Doherty, before adding another himself to end a 12-game scoreless run for club and country.

    Levy chants then turned to ‘Vieira, what’s the score?’ as they jibed the Palace boss and Arsenal legend, with fans eventually able to celebrate the kind of comfortable win that’s been at a premium this season.

    Seeing both Son and Kane find the net also brought a new record for the attacking duo, who have now both scored in the same Premier League game on 34 different occasions.

    Kane and Son shared a moment after their latest record

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    Kane and Son shared a moment after their latest record

    That takes them ahead of former Liverpool pairing Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

    Speaking to Sky Sports post-match, Kane talking about how important the win was, while Son humbly apologised for his lack of form.

    “It felt amazing, it was about time,” he said.

    “I felt really sorry for the team, they expect me to do more than I have been doing so today I hope it could be the turning point to get confident and back on the scoresheet.

    “I hope to help the team. We’re working really hard to be consistent and always in the game, a goal is always important to get confidence back. I think it’s really, really important for me, it could be turning around hope I can score many goals as I can.”


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