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‘Only he can do that’ – Spurs saviour Harry Kane hailed after Aston Villa comeback

By James Richards

Harry Kane

Published: 21:39, 10 August 2019

Harry Kane scored goals like ‘only he can’ after his brace against Villa, according to Rafael van der Vaart.

The England captain hit two late goals to seal an opening day victory for Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Can anyone stop Harry Kane? Four key things to know…

  • Harry Kane has scored 127 Premier League goals in just 179 games.
  • The player is now Tottenham and England captain.
  • He has scored in the last three consecutive games in August, a month in which Kane previously said to be ‘cursed‘.
  • Kane scored a brace to help Spurs beat Villa 3-1 to kick off their 2019-20 campaign.

Kane put in the decisive performance against Villa. After a frustrating first half, the Spurs captain stole in to score a brace that sealed Tottenham a 3-1 victory.

The comeback got the London club off to a winning start to the new Premier League campaign and Kane’s contribution impressed former player Rafael van der Vaart.

During Sky Sports’ coverage, he said: “I love him. He’s so important for the team. Only he can do it (score goals like that).”

Tottenham started slowly and fell behind to John McGinn strike, but a fantastic second-half performance inspired by substitute Christian Eriksen helped the home side turn the tie around and win the game.

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Tottenham have to keep pace with Man City and Liverpool

It was important that Spurs got three points on the board to start the season following big wins for both Liverpool and Manchester City.

The Reds beat Norwich 4-1 at Anfield on Friday whilst City thrashed West Ham 5-0 to highlight just how impressive both sides will be this season.

“It is important we keep pace with them both,” Kane told Jamie Redknapp after the Spurs win.

“It is only game one, but we’ll see what happens.”

Tottenham face Manchester City at the Etihad next weekend as both sides look to continue their winning starts.