‘I love you boys!’: Crocked Tottenham star Harry Kane celebrates as his team beat Manchester City in classic to reach Champions League semi-final
- Harry Kane posted a video celebrating Tottenham’s win over Manchester City
- The injured star took to Instagram after the Champions League quarter-final
- Kane cheered in front of his TV as Spurs reached the last four for the first time
- In a game full of controversy and VAR, Spurs won thanks to the away goals rule
Tottenham striker Harry Kane posted a video on Instagram in celebration of his team’s dramatic victory over Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final.
The game finished 4-3 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, resulting in a 4-4 aggregate scoreline whereby Spurs prevailed on account of the away goals rule.
The 25-year-old, who missed the game due to an ankle injury sustained during the first leg, filmed himself enjoying the moment in front of a TV, with Mauricio Pochettino’s own celebrations happening on the screen behind him.
Harry Kane posted a video celebrating Tottenham’s win over Manchester City
Kane shouted ‘Let’s go! Come on!’ and added the caption: ‘Omggg! I love you boys!!!! #COYS #UCL’.
Five goals were scored inside the first 21 minutes in Manchester, an unprecedented feat in European football.
Raheem Sterling curled expertly into the far corner on four minutes before Tottenham’s Son Heung-min seized a loose ball to finish under the legs of home goalkeeper Ederson.
Kane cheered in front of his TV as Spurs reached the last four for the first time in their history
Tottenham midfielder also posted a celebratory selfie after Spurs claimed victory
Kane suffered a serious ankle injury during the first leg at Tottenham’s new stadium
Son netted his second on 10 minutes with a fine curling strike, meaning City would need to score at least three more in order to progress to the semi-finals.
And score three more they did. Bernardo Silva’s effort on 11 minutes ricocheted off the legs of Danny Rose and past a hapless Hugo Lloris before Sterling restored City’s lead by converting Kevin De Bruyne’s inch-perfect cross at the back post.
Sergio Aguero fired into the roof of the net on 59 minutes and it looked as though the hosts had truly kept their quadruple hopes alive.
In game full of controversy at the Etihad Stadium, Spurs won thanks to the away goals rule
However, substitute Fernando Llorente bundled in from a corner to put Spurs back in the driving seat. The goal was eventually awarded after VAR concluded the Spaniard had not used his arm.
The Etihad Stadium erupted in stoppage time when Sterling showed a cool head to score from close range, only for the forward to be denied his hat-trick by an offside call flagged by VAR.
The stadium fell silent as Tottenham progressed to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history.