Video – Kane’s ankle survives studs-up horror challenge from Andreas Pereira

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The majority of Tottenham fans probably now wince at every single challenge Harry Kane goes into after his recent ankle ligament problems, and today was no different.

Spurs took on Man United in a pre-season friendly in Shanghai, but the atmosphere on the pitch was anything but.

While Moussa Sissoko dished out some nasty tackles, Harry Kane was also the victim of a studs-up challenge from Andreas Pereira.

The United man’s boot was heading straight for Kane’s ankle before the England captain was just about able to lift it out of danger.

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  1. When I started playing and watching English “soccer” from New Zealand in the 1960s there were known “hard men” that everyone else knew to avoid — all last-ditch defenders: Tommy Smith of Liverpool, Ron Harris of Chelsea, Norman Hunter of Leeds. But there was respect for fellow professionals and their future livelihoods. Now career-ending “tackles” can come from anywhere at anytime — and do, several times in a “friendly” match.


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