Kane scores again, Tottenham lose 3-1 to Brentford in Premier League

AP , Saturday 20 May 2023

Harry Kane scored a goal and lost the game in perhaps his final home appearance for Tottenham.

Brentford s Danish defender Mads Roerslev (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur s English striker Harry Kane during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 20, 2023. Photo: AFP


The England captain, who again has been linked with an offseason move away from Tottenham, curled home after an indirect free kick in the eighth minute only for Bryan Mbeumo to score twice and set up another goal in the second half for Brentford in its 3-1 win in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tottenham might now struggle to qualify for any European competition for next season, having come into the game in seventh place — the division's only qualifying spot for the third-tier Europa Conference League.

Brentford stayed in ninth place but is only one point behind Tottenham ahead of the teams' final games of the season next weekend.

Kane's 28th league goal this season was perhaps his best of the campaign as he picked out the top corner with a 25-meter shot after Dejan Kulusevski rolled the ball backward with the sole of his foot at a free kick. It put Kane eight goals behind the league's top scorer, Erling Haaland.

Kane will be 30 years old by the time next season starts. With only one year left on his contract, he and Tottenham might decide this summer is the time to part ways to give the club a chance to get some money for its star player and for him to get a better opportunity for trophies.

Mbeumo cut in from the left for both of his goals, in the 50th and 62nd minutes, and then led a counterattack before setting up Yoane Wissa for a composed finish to seal victory for Brentford in the 88th.

Brentford was without Ivan Toney, who was handed an eight-month suspension on Wednesday for breaching betting regulations.

Tottenham ends the season at Leeds next weekend, while Brentford hosts Manchester City.

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