Harry Kane double inspires Tottenham Hotspur to more away success at Huddersfield Town
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Premier League: Huddersfield Town 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4
Harry Kane hit another brace for Tottenham Hotspur to inspire the north Londoners to more success in September this time away at Huddersfield Town.
Ben Davies also scored for Spurs, while the icing on the cake for Mauricio Pochettino’s team was Moussa Sissoko getting on the scoresheet at the John Smith’s Stadium.
It helped the Lilywhites end a wonderful month with another win and moved them briefly up to third in the Premier League table.
This was the first meeting between the two clubs since September 1972 when Spurs hosted the Terriers in the League Cup and won 2-1.
Pochettino made three changes from the team which started the 3-0 win at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday night.
Heung-min Son and Sissoko dropped to the bench with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen returning.
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Meanwhile, Serge Aurier missed out due to suspension and Jan Vertonghen came back after serving a one-match ban in Cyprus.
Spurs made an excellent start with Kieran Trippier finding Kane, who saw a shot blocked and deflect behind for a corner inside 60 seconds.
Huddersfield responded, however, with Tommy Smith firing an effort from range and tested Hugo Lloris after five minutes.
In the ninth minute the breakthrough was made and it was Tottenham’s talisman at the heart of it.
A simple header forward by Trippier saw Kane get in and he curled past Jonas Lossl with only nine minutes played.
It was terrible defending by David Wagner’s side and the early goal seemed to knock their confidence at the John Smith’s Stadium.
And with 16 minutes on the clock, Pochettino saw his team double their lead thanks to a wonderful move.
Eriksen was involved with Tottenham knocking the ball around with class before it came to Ben Davis, who slotted home to make it 2-0.
Spurs were threatening to run riot and Huddersfield weren’t helped when Lossl sliced a clearance and Kane got on the ball, but thankfully for the hosts he was unable to make the most of the opportunity.
It was only a brief respite though, with the England and Tottenham forward adding to his tally in the 23rd minute.
Kane turned away from his marker before running across the pitch and unleashing an unstoppable strike into the corner from 22-yards.
Tottenham were in control midway through the first-half and despite the Terriers briefly seeming a threat, Spurs were still looking so dangerous.
Just after the half an hour mark and Alli had a shot hit the post after another superb move by the visitors.
Huddersfield did nearly pull one back two minutes before half time when Laurent Depoitre smashed a free kick against the crossbar from range.
It was the last significant moment of play in a first 45 dominating by Spurs and yet again Kane.
When Tottenham got the second period underway, all eyes were on whether their star striker could get another hat-trick.
Kane went close in the 50th minute when Eric Dier flicked on Eriksen’s corner, but the delivery just evaded the forward.
After that early chance, the pace of the contest slowly with Spurs happy to sit back and play on the counter attack.
Chances were still being created with Eriksen nearly picking out Alli before the away side made their first chance.
Sissoko came on to replace the impressive Eriksen and the substitute was straight into the action.
Pochettino’s next change was to bring Kyle Walker-Peters on in place of Trippier with nine minutes to go.
Kane then left the pitch to a standing ovation with three minutes remaining, as Son came on for the forward.
The fourth official added on three minutes at the end of the 90 and there was still time for Tottenham to add another.
Sissoko controlled a cross from Davies and saw his effort deflect into the back of the net to open his account for the club on his 44th Spurs appearance.
It was the perfect finish for Pochettino and sees his players go off on international duty on a real high.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier (Walker-Peters 81), Dier, Winks, Davies; Eriksen (Sissoko 75), Dele; Kane (Son 87).
Unused substitutes: Vorm, Foyth, Nkoudou, Llorente.