Gary Neville and Gary Lineker lead the tributes to ‘brilliant’ Harry Kane, with fans hailing him as ‘one of the best finishers the Premier League has ever seen’ after stunning Man City brace
- Tottenham beat league leaders Manchester City 3-2 at the Etihad on Saturday
- Harry Kane scored twice including the winner which came deep into injury-time
- Gary Neville and Gary Lineker praised Kane after his ‘brilliant Performance’
- Fans also took to social media to heap praise on the striker after Tottenham’s win
Gary Neville and Gary Lineker both lauded Harry Kane after his brace guided Tottenham to a shock 3-2 win over Manchester City at the Etihad.
The 28-year-old put his side 2-1 up just before the hour mark and then struck the winner five minutes into injury time after Riyad Mahrez’s penalty put City on level terms three minutes earlier.
Kane has now been heavily lauded by Neville and Lineker as well as fans, with one even claiming he is ‘one of the best finishers in Premier League history’.
Harry Kane scored a brace to guide Tottenham to a shock win away at Manchester City
Former Tottenham striker Lineker was quick to praise Kane as he Tweeted: ‘What a performance from @HKane. What a win for spurs. What a game. What a title race we now might have. If you missed it…or want to watch the best bits again… @BBCMOTD 10.30.’
Gary Neville added: ‘Brilliant performance from @HKane’
Even @BlackMagicGPan, an Arsenal fan, couldn’t hide her admiration for Kane as she said: ‘Harry Kane is an unbelievable striker. One of the best finishers the Premier League has ever seen.’
Another fan added: ‘Very rare you’d give the MOTM 11/10 but Kane is just ridiculous. I’ve ran out of superlatives. Just incredible.’
Speaking on Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher said: (It’s) one of the best performances of the season. A privilege to watch.
Fellow pundit Micah Richards was also complimentary of Kane’s performance. He said: ‘It’s performances like today that show he is still one of the best around. He looks back to the Kane of old.’
Kane was left delighted after the game but he warned his team-mates ‘it’s not a time to get too Carried away’.
‘Crazy game, We worked so hard for so long and to concede the late penalty was heart-breaking. Credit to the boys, they found another chance. It showed what the Premier League is all about,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘For me it (motivation) was three losses in a row and we had to find a way to get our season back on track. Everyone worked their socks off today. Me scoring the goal will get the headlines but everyone was outstanding.’
Gary Lineker (pictured) heaped praise on both Kane and Tottenham after Saturday’s game
Kane was heavily linked with Manchester City last summer but ended up staying in London
On pressure from the media, Kane said: ‘Not just from the media point of view but from our points as well. We got ourselves in a position to fight for the top 4 then not just losing but the way we lost. Football is about bouncing back. The performance of today showed we are fighting till the end.
‘It’s not a time to get too carried away. We’ve had games like this before and we’ve got to learn to be consistent over the season. Of course we will enjoy it but every game is a hard game.’
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