Alan Shearer has commended Harry Kane for the cross he produced for England’s second goal against Wales on Tuesday.

Kane has not found the back of the net in England’s three group games but the Tottenham man has certainly shown his quality in the final third, leading the pack with three assists in the World Cup so far (Statman Dave). 

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The England captain notched up two assists in the win over Iran, producing a teasing cross for Raheem Sterling to tap home in the first half before holding the ball up and playing Marus Rashford in on goal in the second half.

The Spurs star showed his playmaking abilities yet again on Tuesday as he produced a fantastic cross along the ground from the right that found Phil Foden at the far post, with the Manchester City star tapping home England’s second of the evening.

Shearer admired the fact that Kane did not even need to get his head up to look at the runners before delivering the ball across the face of goal.

The Newcastle legend said during the coverage of the match on BBC One (29/11/12 from 20:00 onwards) about the striker’s assist: “What a ball this is. With Kane, he knows. 

“He knows where to put that ball, he doesn’t even have to look. It’s a quality cross. He doesn’t look, not once, because he knows where he would like the ball and puts the ball into that area.”

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The likes of Tony Adams (The Sun) and Danny Murphy (Daily Mail) who were critical of Kane for dropping too deep against the USA, should have learned their lesson. The Tottenham man showed once again that he is a world-class playmaker when he picks up the ball in midfield and has runners beyond him to pick out.

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