Harry Kane scores twice against Arsenal

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wWith a home early kick-off designed to suit their growing Asian fan base, Tottenham Hotspur fielded one of their youngest ever teams but still managed to beat their north London rivals Arsenal 2-1.

Mesut Ozil’s third goal in as many matches gave the Gunners an 11th-minute lead, but Tottenham’s pressure paid off when Kane fired home a 56th-minute equaliser for his first goal in a north London derby.

k2The hosts had started strongly, enjoying plenty of possession and coming close when Kane’s (pictured opposite) curling right-footed effort was tipped around the post by David Ospina at full stretch.

Arsenal broke the deadlock when Danny Welbeck burst past Danny Rose on the right to pull the ball back to Olivier Giroud, whose miss-hit shot fell for Ozil to smartly volley home from inside the area.

Ospina was called into action again to tip away Rose’s low strike towards the bottom corner, with the full-back dragging a similar effort inches wide of the post soon after.

The Gunners’ keeper needed to be alert to push Ryan Mason’s powerful strike away, while Nabil Bentaleb and Kane both saw efforts go wide of the post.

Spurs continued to dominate possession in the second half and eventually found a deserved equaliser when Ospina could only parry a flick-on from Christian Eriksen’s corner, Kane was quickest to react at the far post to slide the ball home.

The hosts were on top, with Moussa Dembele and Bentaleb both having low strikes parried away by Ospina.

At the other end, Welbeck saw a bending effort tipped away from Hugo Lloris, with Laurent Koscielny heading straight at the Spurs’ keeper when unmarked at the resulting corner.

With the game heading for a draw, Kane planted a looping header from Bentaleb’s deep cross into the far corner for his 14th Premier League goal of the season.

This was Spurs’ third league win in a row and, no doubt, their most satisfying as eight of their starting line-up were 24 or under.

One young fan told Sportsmail: ‘It’s not like it used to be, things are getting better for the young players.’

The young guns from Tottenham have another local derby to look forward to on Sunday Feb 22nd, when they host West Ham.


Josh, Year 5

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

9 Responses to Harry Kane scores twice against Arsenal

  1. Eleanor February 11, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Great article! Kane is on fire at the minute! Yesterday he scored one and set up the other in a game against Liverpool.

  2. Dylan, YJA Football Correpondent (Primary) February 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Great first article Josh! Harry Kane has to get an England call up!

  3. Gabriel February 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Great article! Harry Kane is on top form at the moment.

  4. harrison the sports reporter correspondent February 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Great article Josh. As much as I hate to say it, Kane is on top form and sadly scored against my team Liverpool 🙁 . A lot of people are making sport/football articles – I am a YJA Football Correspondent already, but I can tell you now you could be too! Your first article is a lot better than mine was!

  5. Daeron Wise February 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Great article Josh. Well done.

  6. Hallam techi boy! February 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Great article. Are you enjoying YJA? You are on form! My supportive team is Liverpool. THEY ROCK!!!!!

    • Hallam Techi Boy! YJA February 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Great article. Are you enjoying YJA? My supportive team is Liverpool, they RRROOOCCCKKK!!!!!! I hope you are going to keep carrying on with your articles!

  7. admin February 12, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    BBC today: ‘England manager Roy Hodgson has all but confirmed Spurs striker Harry Kane will be in his squad for next month’s double-header with Lithuania and Italy.’

    YJA Senior Editor

  8. Jake March 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Great article Josh, Kane is a goal scoring journey:-)