Micah Richards has named Harry Kane’s display in Tottenham’s win over Manchester City earlier this year as the best performance he has seen from a striker in the Premier League.
Spurs claimed an electric 3-2 victory at City in February, with Kane producing one of the most eye-catching showings of the campaign.
The 28-year-old scored twice at the Etihad Stadium, including a 95th-minute winner shortly after the hosts equalised with a penalty in stoppage time.
Kane’s general play also reached a high level which was demonstrated just minutes into proceedings, when his long ball set Heung-min Son away to square for Dejan Kulusevski to tap in.
And the England captain’s performance was good enough to be named as the single best from a No 9 by pundits Richards and Lineker.
Richards prompted on the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast: “Did you see his performance against Manchester City the other week?”
Ex-Tottenham striker Lineker replied: “I think that’s one of the best centre forward displays I’ve seen.”
Richards then added: “That’s the greatest number nine performance I’ve seen in the Premier League, against City in their own backyard.”
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Kane was inch-perfect on that evening against City and his individual performance was worth the three points on its own. It was a vintage performance from him and the way he played just made everyone else perform much better and raise their standards.
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