Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham: Harry Kane scores 200th goal for Spurs in much-improved European showing

Match report as Harry Kane reaches incredible landmark at just 27-years-old; Giovani Lo Celso scores and impresses in midfield in easy Europa League win over Bulgarian champions

Thursday 5 November 2020 19:53, UK

Harry Kane scored his 200th goal for Tottenham in a much-improved Europa League showing for Jose Mourinho’s men as they dispatched Ludogorets 3-1.

Mourinho questioned his players’ attitude after a much-changed team lost in Antwerp last week but Spurs had intensity to their play from the off in Bulgaria.

On his 300th appearance, Kane’s landmark moment came when he headed home a Lucas Moura corner before he repaid the favour by setting up Moura for 2-0.

Claudiu Keseru gave the hosts a glimmer of hope when reducing the deficit after the break, but the Premier League side were always in control and Heung-Min Son took just 17 seconds to make his impact off the bench, setting up the impressive Giovani Lo Celso to score the third.

Player ratings

Tottenham: Hart (7), Doherty (7), Alderweireld (7), Dier (7), Davies (7), Winks (7), Sissoko (7), Lo Celso (8), Bale (7), Lucas (8), Kane (8)

Subs: Vinicius (5), Son (8), Ndombele (6), Hojbjerg (7), Bergwijn (6)

Man of the Match: Giovani Lo Celso

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The result leaves Mourinho’s side in a comfortable position with six points from their first three games in Group J with two home games still to come.


More to follow…

Team news

Jose Mourinho made six changes from the win over Brighton but the spine of the team remained very strong with Harry Kane leading the line. Joe Hart, Ben Davies, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura were all handed starts.

What’s next?

Tottenham are back in Premier League action on Sunday against West Brom in their last match before the international break.

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