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Killer Hurri-Kane hits Gunners twice as Spurs leapfrog Arsenal

| 07.02.2015

Tottenham rising star Harry Kane has celebrated signing a new five-year contract with his boyhood club by helping them comeback from 1-0 down to see off bitter north London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

The 21-year-old Englishman, who is still yet to earn a senior international cap, was watched by Roy Hodgson in the stands, and Kane’s brace, to bring his season tally to 22, should further increase his chances of a call-up.

It was Tottenham who started the Premier League clash brightly, with Kane coming close with a curling shot after just four minutes on the clock. The prolific frontman could’ve passed to Christian Eriksen but went for goal, with his effort well saved by David Ospina, who seemingly hurt his left thigh in the proccess.

Arsenal chose to sit back at first, but their patience paid off after 10 minutes as Danny Welbeck showed terrific pace down the right wing before finding Olivier Giroud, who crossed to Mesut Ozil to finish.

Danny Rose, who has a Goal of the Season effort to his name against the Gunners before, then had a good chance, but Ospina was equal to it.

The Gunners were back on the attack again, and another Spurs academy graduate Ryan Mason handled in his own area this time, but referee Martin Atkinson waved protests away.

Spurs continued to go forward, and Nabil Bentaleb had a chance that was never going in after 20 minutes, but the hosts couldn’t find a way past Ospina in the first half, despite the Chilean looking shaky.

Santi Cazorla had first chance following the break, having a curling effort palmed away by Hugo Lloris.

But Tottenham drew level shortly after through the lively Kane, who latched onto a flap from Ospina after a corner to hit home inside the area before the hour mark.

The hosts didn’t stop there, and continued to attack, with shots from Rose, Eriksen and Moussa Dembele blocked.

Arsenal tried to find a way to get back ahead, though, and Welbeck came close with another curled effort from this game, but Lloris did well to deny his effort.

Ospina was soon back in the action, however, and saved well from Bentaleb and then Kane, who was ruled out for offside anyway.

Eriksen has a chance from a free-kick in the final quarter, but his shot is too high, while Giroud has a decent headed chance, but the cross from Ozil is behind him and his effort is well wide.

But the moment Spurs fans were hoping for came with five minutes to go, and it was Kane again on target, this time with a superb header to put his side ahead.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men managed to hold on for a famous win that not only was for pride’s sake, but also leapfrogged the Gunners into the top four in the process, before the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.

Surely Kane has to get an England call-up now, with other young English hopefuls such as Saido Berahino and Charlie Austin being overshadowed by the man they call Citizen Kane.

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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.