Spurs International round-up
PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 September 2019
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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane led by example during the International break as he netted four times in England's two EURO 2020 qualifying matches.
The 26-year-old bagged a hat-trick in the Three Lions' 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifier win against Bulgaria on Saturday and then scored another in their thrilling 5-3 win over Kosovo on Tuesday evening at St Mary's.
The skipper rattled home England's second goal after Kosovo took a shock lead inside a minute for his 26th international goal.
Gareth Southgate's men responded in style to lead 5-1 at the break with a brace from Jadon Sancho and a goal from Raheem Sterling and an own goal.
It was far from over though as the visitors responded twice to make it 5-3 at the start of the second half.
England had further chances on the break and there was the rarity of Kane having a penalty saved as it stayed 5-3.
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That made it four wins out of four for the Three Lions at the top of Group A.
Spurs team-mates Danny Rose and Harry Winks remained on the bench although the left-back did play in their win over Bulgaria.
Elsewhere, Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko was back in the French starting line-up alongside captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as they beat Andorra 3-0.
The shot-stopper also featured in their 4-1 victory over Albania on Saturday as well while Sissoko was an unused substitute.
Attacker Heung-Min Son captained South Korea to a positive start in the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifying in Asia with a 2-0 away win against Turkmenistan in Ashgabat.
Right-back Serge Aurier earned his 58th cap and captained the Ivory Coast to a 2-1 friendly victory over Tunisia.
In under-21 qualifying action, young academy striker Troy Parrott came off the bench to help the Republic of Ireland come from 1-0 down to beat Sweden 3-1 in Kalmar.
The 17-year-old scored twice, the first a shot rifled into the roof of the net for the equaliser, the second and the clincher, a delicate chip in added time.