Harry Kane’s second half goal was enough to settle the outcome against Sunderland at the Lane on Sunday afternoon in a game which we totally dominated from start to finish.
The England striker scored for the second week running in the Premier League, gratefully tucking home from close range in the 59th minute after a defensive error in the Sunderland area to secure the three points and move us up to third in the table.
It should have been a far more convincing victory though as we had 31 shots at goal and enjoyed 74 per cent of possession. But the Black Cats were indebted to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as he made a string of smart saves to keep us out, while Heung-Min Son hit the post and we spurned numerous other chances.
We were thankful to Kyle Walker’s goal-line clearance on 44 minutes as he denied former Spur Steven Pienaar, one of only four shots on target Sunderland had in the entire game.
The visitors finished the game with 10 men following the late dismissal of Adnan Januzaj and, although substitutes Erik Lamela and Vincent Janssen missed good chances in the final minutes, Kane’s strike proved to be enough.
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