Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been praised by BBC Sport pundit Clinton Morrison for his decision-making prior to his goal for Spurs in last night’s League Cup quarter-final win.
Spurs ran out 3-1 winners at Stoke, Gareth Bale opening the scoring when he turned Harry Winks’ cross in at the right-hand post on 22 minutes.
However, Tottenham relinquished their lead early in the second half as the Potters mounted a comeback, Jordan Thompson firing past Hugo Lloris in the 53rd minute.
Spurs fought back and went ahead for the second time in the game through Ben Davies’ long-range effort before Kane wrapped up the victory nine minutes from time.
Morrison, on BBC Sport commentating duties, noted how the 27-year-old could’ve shot first time after latching on to Moussa Sissoko’s pass, but instead took his time before slamming home.
“This man needs one chance and that finish is superb,” said Morrison (19:12). “His all-round game has been superb and he gets one chance all evening and where does he put it? In the roof of the net.
“It’s a good pass from Moussa Sissoko, Harry Kane could’ve swung at it straight away but he took a touch, shifted it and the finish into the roof of the net is superb – that is why he’s one of the best strikers around in world football at the moment.”
The goal takes Kane to 16 for the season, as well as 29 goal contributions, all from just 22 games in all competitions.
Tottenham will take on fellow London side Brentford in the League semi-finals, while Manchester United and Manchester City face off in a derby.
The fixtures are expected to take place at Wembley during the week of 4 January.