Harry Kane happy to reach 20-goal target for Tottenham

West Brom 0 Tottenham 3: Harry Kane has no intention of easing up as he continues to plunder the goals for Tottenham.

Harry  Kane happy to reach 20-goal target for Tottenham

The hotly-rated 21-year-old took his tally for his increasingly impressive campaign to 20 with a double in Saturday’s 3-0 Barclays Premier League win at West Brom.

It ended a run of four games without a goal and Kane is looking for plenty more as Spurs press on in three competitions.

Kane said: “I am really pleased. Twenty goals was my next target after I got 10 and I am happy to be there.

“I was on 18 for what felt like ages but I am very happy. Hopefully I can push on and get some more now.”

Spurs went to The Hawthorns in high spirits after securing their place in the Capital One Cup final at Sheffield United in midweek and it showed as they raced into a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a trademark free-kick after six minutes and Kane gave goalkeeper Ben Foster no chance as he cut inside from a Mousa Dembele pass and blasted home.

West Brom, previously unbeaten under new head coach Tony Pulis, then started to play and Spurs were indebted to a fine performance from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The Frenchman produced superb saves to deny James Morrison and Claudio Yacob while Craig Dawson also headed against the bar in an impressive spell for the hosts.

Spurs, who remain firmly in the chase for a top-four place, needed to kill off the game and the chance came in the 66th minute after Joleon Lescott failed to get his arm out of the way of a Kyle Walker cross.

Kane made no mistake from the resulting penalty, sending Foster the wrong way with a confidently-struck spot-kick.

Kane’s form has led to speculation that Spurs could rip up the contract he signed just five months ago to replace it with an improved one.

The England U21 international is also tipped to earn full international recognition in the near future.

He actually remains eligible for the Republic of Ireland, through his Galway-born father, but mention of that subject drew a nonplussed response from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Indeed, Kane has even ruled out that possibility when asked previously but, for now, is just focusing on next week’s derby against Arsenal.

He said: “The big one at White Hart Lane next Saturday – everyone is looking forward to it. It’s probably the biggest game of the season for us. We’re really looking forward to it and hopefully we can get a win.”

WEST BROM: Foster, Wisdom (Gardner 61), McAuley, Dawson, Lescott, McManaman (Ideye 60), Yacob, Morrison (Dorrans 88), Brunt, Anichebe, Berahino.

Subs Not Used: Baird, Pocognoli, Sessegnon, Rose.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose, Paulinho, Mason (Stambouli 74), Lamela, Dembele (Chadli 62), Eriksen, Kane (Soldado 88).

Subs Not Used: Vorm, Dier, Townsend, Davies.

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire).

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