Everything going for Harry Kane, says Tottenham legend

Garth Crook talks up Harry Kane's 'beautiful winner'

Garth Crooks has talked up Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane’s late winner in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

The 21-year-old, who signed a new five-and-a-half year Spurs deal last Monday, leaped above the Arsenal defence and guided a header past goalkeeper David Ospina in the 86th minute.

When you’re on top of your game you enjoy a purple patch. You cannot explain it, and everything just goes for you

Garth Crooks

Kane has scored 20 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions following his north London derby winner, and Crooks heaped praise on the Tottenham talisman.

“I didn’t see this Tottenham performance coming, if I’m honest,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“But I’m very pleased. Kane’s goals have been very, very good. And I want to spend oodles of time talking about his second goal, because technically you will not see a better finish. He leapt, arches his back and put the ball right back to where is came from. Unbelievable. A beautiful goal.

“When you’re on top of your game you enjoy a purple patch. You cannot explain it, and everything just goes for you.”

Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal the lead at The Lane after the Germany international reacted to Olivier Girouid’s miscued effort, guiding an instinctive finish past Hugo Lloris.

However, Kane scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season courtesy of a close-range finish before he netted the winner four minutes from time.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side hoisted themselves above Arsenal and into fourth place following their slender win.

Spurs make the trip to top-four rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

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