Tottenham survive as Harry Kane sets yet another record

Premier League

Tottenham came from a 2-0 deficit to tie with Brentford in their first Premier League game following the World Cup thanks to a goal from England captain Harry Kane.

After goals from Vitaly Janelt and Ivan Toney put the Bees on track for their first victory over Spurs since 1948, Spurs scored twice in the final quarter of the game.

Kane, who scored one penalty and missed another in England’s 2-1 quarterfinal loss to France, scored a wonderful header from Clement Lenglet’s cross in the 65th minute to restore parity.

Six minutes later, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg tied the score at 2-2 with a curling finish. Neither team was able to score the game’s winning goal, and Kane had a chance that hit the crossbar.

Janelt’s close-range shot gave the home team the lead in the 15th minute after Spurs goalkeeper Fraser Forster, making his first league start, could only block the ball from Mathias Jensen’s attempt.

Toney’s 11th league goal of the year, which came after Christian Norgaard had headed on a corner, gave Brentford a two-goal lead, but it was insufficient.

Toney, 26, was playing in his first game after being accused with 262 alleged betting violations by the Football Association.

He has until January 4 to answer the allegations.

As a result, Spurs are now fourth in the standings, and Brentford is ninth going into the kickoffs at 15:00 GMT.

With 10 goals on Boxing Day, Harry Kane now holds the record for the Premier League. He has also scored in each of his seven games on this day. He has scored against all 32 of the teams he has played, and this goal against Brentford is his first Premier League goal overall.

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