Harry Kane got the job done for Spurs after a little bit of a kickstart from a new pal.
Tanguy Ndombele‘s terrific second half goal gave Tottenham Hotspur an equalizer against cagey and newly-promoted Aston Villa, and Christian Eriksen reminded Spurs fans of his quality in a starring role off the bench.
Kane did the rest.
The 26-year-old Spurs star went five years without a goal in August, but now has four in the last two (with two weeks to go).
Kane bundled a ball across the line in the 86th minute following a Jack Grealish giveaway to put Spurs ahead for the first time, then scoring a beautiful goal in stoppage time to salt away the points for the hopeful title contenders.
“The tempo of the game changed in the second half,” Kane said. “We pressed higher and moved the ball quicker. After we made it 1-1, it was full throttle until the end. We know what Christian’s like, and when he came on he dictated the pace, and I made my movement off him.”
Eriksen is rumored to be leaving Tottenham, and the club made due without new signing Giovani Lo Celso. Still, you have to wonder if the Dane couldn’t be convinced to stay and play a part in a title fight and UCL run.