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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Harry Kane (54')
  • Son Heung-Min (58')

Kane scores on Tottenham return against West Brom to end winless run

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Harry Kane is a 'complete difference maker' for Tottenham (0:58)

Steve Nicol speaks about Harry Kane's influence in Tottenham's 2-0 win over West Brom. (0:58)

Harry Kane scored on his return from injury to help Tottenham end their winless run with a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Kane and Son Heung-Min struck in the second half to earn Spurs their first Premier League win since Jan. 17.

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The Spurs captain had missed the previous two defeats against Brighton and Chelsea but made a surprise start against Sam Allarydce's side.

"We've had a couple of bad results so it was very important to get back to winning ways," Son said.

"Harry is one of the best strikers in the world so we missed him, even if it was only a couple of games, and I'm happy that he scored again. I miss him."

The win sees Spurs leapfrog Chelsea into seventh place while West Brom remain 19th in the table.

The hosts dominated possession from the start and Kane almost opened the scoring after 15 minutes but his strike hit the bar.

Kane also saw a shot go just past the post before West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone denied Serge Aurier with a brilliant save.

Just before the break, West Brom were close to taking a shock lead but Mbaye Diagne's close range effort was saved by Hugo Lloris.

Spurs finally broke the deadlock after 54 minutes when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg found Kane inside the box to finish.

Kane becomes the joint-second highest scorer alongside Bobby Smith in the club's history with 208 goals behind Jimmy Greaves.

Son doubled Spurs' lead after he was on the end of a swift counter attack started from Lucas Moura.

West Brom posed a threat late on and Diagne then had two goals ruled out for offside. Spurs held on for the clean sheet and crucial three points.

"Kane is a special player, but today they showed everyone how together they are and how much they were suffering with the bad results," Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said postmatch.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 31 +45 74
2 Manchester United 30 +25 60
3 Leicester City 30 +19 56
4 West Ham United 30 +11 52
5 Chelsea 30 +16 51
6 Tottenham Hotspur 30 +19 49
7 Liverpool 30 +15 49
8 Everton 29 +3 47
9 Aston Villa 29 +11 44
10 Arsenal 30 +5 42
11 Leeds United 30 -1 42
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 -10 38
13 Crystal Palace 30 -16 38
14 Southampton 30 -14 36
15 Burnley 30 -16 33
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -5 32
17 Newcastle United 30 -20 29
18 Fulham 32 -18 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 30 -34 21
20 Sheffield United 30 -35 14