Champions League: Harry Kane banishes Spurs’ Wembley woes

Two goals from Tottenham striker see off Dortmund in perfect start to Champions League campaign

Match Report

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 9:00am

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Two goals from Harry Kane helped Tottenham launch their Champions League campaign – and break their Wembley curse – with a comfortable win over Dortmund.

The home of English football hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Spurs since they relocated from White Hart Lane as the latter is renovated, but Kane’s double broke the hoodoo and left the striker delighted.

“It’s a massive win,” he said. “Last season our downfall was the games at home. It was a more experienced performance from us tonight. In the Champions League you have to be smart. You can’t always press teams on a big pitch. We took advantage on the counter-attack and exploited the space they left in behind.”

It was Kane’s team-mate Son Heung-min who put Spurs in front after just four minutes with an angled shot, only for the hosts’ advantage to be cancelled out seven minutes later by Andriy Yarmolenko.

But Spurs were soon back in front in a frenetic first quarter after Kane surged down the left and fired a shot past Roman Burki. The pace slackened after that and it wasn’t until the hour mark that the Tottenham striker grabbed his second of the night. His low shot inside the far post took his tally to 28 goals in his last 22 matches for club and country.

“For me he’s one of the best strikers in the world,” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. “There’s …read more

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