Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been praised by Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe for his “brilliant” goalline clearance in Monday night’s 1-0 win over Burnley.
Spurs triumphed in a scrappy contest in Lancashire, settled by Son Heung-min’s 76th-minute header from Kane’s delivery.
The South Korean was left unmarked at the back post to nod home his eighth league goal of the season after the England captain had flicked on an Erik Lamela corner.
Prior to Son’s opener, Burnley had a superb chance to open the scoring in the 71st minute, James Tarkowski heading Ashley Westwood’s corner goalwards.
However, Kane was in the right place at the right time on the goalline to emphatically head the ball away from danger.
“It looks for all the world as if Tarkowski is going to nod it home but it’s brilliant from Harry Kane. A centre-half would have been proud of that reaction, to get back and clear it off the line.”
It was never going to be 90 minutes of thrilling champagne football, but Spurs got the job done on the road against a tricky, physical team.
As well as his contributions up front and his almost telepathic understanding with Son, Kane also delivered at the other end of the pitch with an absolutely crucial goalline clearance.
It wasn’t easy in the first half as Burnley shut up shop but Tottenham’s efforts were rewarded in the end.