Harry Kane continued his excellent recent penalty record for Tottenham after dispatching his spot kick in their win over Burnley this week.
Spurs overcame the Clarets with a 1-0 win on Sunday to increase the pressure on rivals Arsenal, with the race for the final Champions League place set to go down to the final day of the season.
The visiting side did well to frustrate and keep Antonio Conte’s men at bay for large portions of the match, but a moment deep into first half stoppage-time was enough to send three points one way.
Davinson Sanchez lifted the ball up against Ashley Barnes’ arm in the Burnley box which handed Tottenham a penalty following a lengthy VAR review and check of the monitor from referee Kevin Friend.
Kane, as he did in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Arsenal just days earlier, confidently slotted the ball past Nick Pope with the strike proving to be the difference in North London.
In doing so, the 28-year-old maintained a remarkable streak of success from the spot for Spurs, with the Independent noting he has scored each of the last 21 penalties he has taken.
Kane has missed just five penalties in his Tottenham career with his last coming more than four years ago in a 2-2 against Liverpool when stepping up to face Loris Karius (Transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
Tottenham have a dangerous weapon in Kane as he is so well-rounded in every part of his game which makes him so difficult to contend with.
There is a very good chance that a penalty gets turned into a goal with him as he is so good with his placement, and it is no surprise that he is currently on such a strong run of converting them.
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