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How did Harry Kane fare against West Ham?

Published 19/11/2016

Harry Kane was back in action for Tottenham against West Ham
Harry Kane was back in action for Tottenham against West Ham

Harry Kane led the Tottenham attack against London rivals West Ham at White Hart Lane.

The striker was released from England duty last weekend to build up his fitness after recovering from an ankle injury which sidelined him for seven weeks.

Here, Press Association Sport runs the rule over Kane's performance in the 3-2 win against the Hammers.

FITNESS

The striker had previously played just 73 minutes of football since recovering from his injury and looked understandably a little off the pace. There was an anxious moment when Pedro Obiang caught Kane late on the same ankle but he ran it off. Spurs resisted the temptation to take him off towards the end and that decision paid off handsomely.

WORK RATE

Worked the line as hard as he always does and had some help in attack in the shape of Vincent Janssen but in Winston Reid, Cheikhou Kouyate and Angelo Ogbonna, Kane found the going tough up until his dramatic late heroics.

GOAL THREAT

Fired a decent early effort narrowly wide from outside the penalty area. A clever chip across the six-yard box was only just missed by Janssen and a far-post header was blocked by Michail Antonio. But any doubts over his sharpness were cast aside when he snaffled Spurs' equaliser in the 89th minute.

IMPACT

Kane was enduring a frustrating evening as West Ham threatened to end Spurs' unbeaten start to the season. But his late leveller followed by an ice-cool penalty for the winner proved the England striker is already nearly back to his best.

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