Kane returns to help Tottenham back to winning ways

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LONDON (REUTERS) – Harry Kane scored on his return from injury to help Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday (Feb 7) and end a three-match losing run in the Premier League.

The England skipper’s return after missing the last two games with an ankle injury was sooner than expected and he was quickly back in the groove.

After missing a couple of chances in the first half Kane struck in the 54th minute to move joint second on Tottenham’s all-time scoring list alongside Bobby Smith with 208 goals.

Harry Kane (R) of Tottenham scores a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion in London, Britain, 07 February 2021. EPA-EFE/Matt Dunham / POOL

Four minutes later Son Heung-min drove in Tottenham’s second after a strong run by recalled Lucas Moura.

West Brom spent most of the time defending solidly but could have gone ahead on the stroke of half-time when Mbaye Diagne’s header was kept out by Hugo Lloris while Diagne also had two goals rightly ruled out for offside.

Tottenham moved up to seventh place with 36 points from 22 games, above Chelsea on goal difference before their match against bottom club Sheffield United later.

Sam Allardyce’s West Brom are 19th with 12 points from 23 games, 11 points below 17th-placed Burnley, and their hopes of avoiding relegation are looking forlorn.

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