Harry Kane came within inches of spectacularly ending his Tottenham Hotspur goalscoring drought in their 2-1 North London derby defeat to Arsenal in the Capital One Cup third round last night.
The England striker, who scored 31 goals for Spurs last season but is yet to find the net for his club this term, saw an outrageous overhead cleared off the line by Gunners defender Kieran Gibbs.
Spurs are desperate for the 22-year-old to get firing again as they are without another recognised striker after their failure to sign West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino, as The Guardian reports.
But Kane’s ambitious effort suggests that his struggles in front of goal are yet to hit his confidence, which would have been preserved by his two goals for England on the recent international break.
Nevertheless, last night would have been a perfect time for Kane to end his barren run. At the time of his acrobatics, Spurs were level at 1-1 and in the ascendancy, but Mathieu Flamini later scored the winning goal – his second of the game – to secure Arsenal the bragging rights and a place in the fourth round.
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