Harry Kane made the headlines this week after the Premier League’s ruling to award Tottenham’s second goal at Stoke to the striker.
It kept him very much in the running for the Golden Boot, but he was unable to add to his goal tally against Manchester City.
He endured a frustrating evening at Wembley, where the champions elect ran out 3-1 winners.
Golden Boot race
After his bonus goal at Stoke, Kane cut the gap to Premier League leading scorer Mohamed Salah to four goals ahead of this weekend’s action. However, that was back to five before kick-off after Liverpool’s talisman bagged his 30th goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth. And a quiet game in front of goal means that Kane has it all to do in the remaining five games of the season if he is to pick up a third successive Golden Boot prize.
It was a tough night for Kane, who did not have a single shot on goal. In his defence he was not given much service, with team-mates choosing not to pass to him in promising positions. But this was a rare 90 minutes where the England striker did not get on the scoresheet.
Although not often active in front of goal, Kane was still involved in Tottenham’s best moment as he provided the assist for Christian Eriksen’s goal. Kane cutely fed the Dane, who converted at the second attempt after a rebound off Ederson. This was one goal Eriksen would definitely be claiming.
It was a disappointing night for Kane from both a personal and team point of view. He would have wanted to let his goalscoring do the talking, but that was not to be against an imperious City side.