Harry Kane Chalks Off Fantastic Milestone As Spurs Smash Cardiff

Mae Harvey
January 2, 2019

Cardiff's 3-0 defeat against Spurs left them 16th in the Premier League, three points above the relegation places, ahead of their next league fixture against fellow strugglers Huddersfield.

The 29-year old completed three dribbles and showed his willingness to burst forward against Cardiff City on Tuesday.

Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min also netted first-half goals as Tottenham moved back into second place, a point above Manchester City and six behind Liverpool. Cardiff defender Sean Morrison tried to clear the ball out of his area but it struck the midriff of Kane and ended up dribbling over the goal line. The third came after 26 minutes when Son finished his eighth goal in nine games.

Speaking after the Wolves game, the Tottenham manager said: "We started to play too many long balls and then is was hard to recover the ball and to play more with your heart than your head and we started to expend a lot of energy".

Spurs doubled their lead after 12 minutes when Kane, dropping deep and pulling Sol Bamba out of position to devastating effect, sparked a move featuring Moussa Sissoko and Son.

With the job done so early, it was surprising that Pochettino declined to withdraw any players until the 76th minute - especially as his slowness to make substitutions in the 5-0 victory over Bournemouth probably contributed to the fatigue against Wolves.

'I don't think it was a game too far, I just thought we shot ourselves in the foot, ' Warnock said.

Roberts believes Sissoko was the main man for Spurs, and is proud of the Frenchman's turnaround this season.

He still needs to work on his finishing but, given his price tag has weighed heavily on him for much of his time at Spurs, it is interesting to ponder what he would be worth now.

Cardiff's poor record against the top teams continued, losing their last 15 Premier League matches against the "big six" sides, conceding 45 goals.

Neil Warnock will therefore be disappointed and maybe a little concerned by what has happened in his side's past two home matches against Manchester United and Spurs.

The Bluebirds were a popular pick to be relegated in their first season back in the Premier League.

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