England secured a 5-3 victory over Kosovo last night with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane once again on the scoresheet.
The Three Lions were made to work for their victory and actually fell behind to the minnows inside a minute at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.
Gareth Southgate’s men did go in 5-1 up at the interval, however, before Kosovo pulled two back early in the second half.
It was Tottenham man Kane who would finish with the headlines, however, but this time for the wrong reasons.
The talisman had netted his last 14 penalties and when handed the chance from the spot late on the outcome appeared inevitable.
On-loan Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Aro Muric produced the heroics though, denying the Spurs man from 12 yards.
Kane took his tally for England to 26 goals and at the age of 26, he seems certain to smash Wayne Rooney’s record total.
Of course, being the perfectionist he is, Kane will be devastated with his penalty miss and he returns to Tottenham with work to do.
Indeed, he hinted as much on his Twitter account after the game:
A good win. Lots to work on. 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/0HYjSQcwLf
— Harry Kane (@HKane) September 10, 2019
England still secured the three points to maintain their 100% record in qualification for Euro 2020.
Tottenham fans were on hand, however, to console Kane after his miss from the spot.
Here is what they were saying on Twitter following the 5-3 win:
— Jake (@THFCJakee) September 10, 2019
Hopefully bag a couple this weekend 💪
— Musa 2️⃣8️⃣🇫🇷🦜 (@Musathfc28) September 10, 2019
unlucky harry, still the goat
— ً (@thfcts) September 10, 2019
Too complacent second half that’s all, keep the winning mentality to the final whistle if you embarrass the side then so be it, it just shows your a different class
— Sean Morgan (@seanmorgan180) September 10, 2019
Class today Harry
— Sam™️ (@mcfcsam_) September 10, 2019
— TH🏴FC (@Dan15Yid) September 10, 2019
You will always & forever be my hero ❤ congratulations on a great win & a great goal 🖤⚽️🖤
— Lois lily (@Loislily4) September 10, 2019
— Chloe Jade Gillam (@Chloelovedisney) September 10, 2019
— sukhdeep garcha (@S_Garcha01) September 10, 2019