Tottenham 5-0 Red Star Belgrade: Kane & Son net brace in rout as they ease pressure on Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham moved up to second in Champions League Group B with a resounding win over Red Star Belgrade.
5 – 0
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min scored doubles to ease the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino and kick-start Tottenham’s Champions League campaign with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.
Spurs have endured a difficult start to the season, with just one win in their previous seven games – including a 7-2 European defeat to Bayern Munich – leading to speculation that Pochettino’s position could be under threat.
His side made light work of accommodating opponents on Tuesday, though, as goals from Kane and Son inside the opening 16 minutes gave them the platform for a first Champions League win of the season.
Son added a third in the 44th minute before Erik Lamela and Kane scored in the second half to help Spurs move up to second in Group B, five points behind Bayern.
GOAL!!!!!!! Tottenham 1-0 Red Star Belgrade (Kane)
Spurs take the lead through their skipper as he glances Lamela’s corner into the left side of the net away from Borjan.
The delivery from the Argentine is on point as he whips his cross from the right flank towards the near post. Kane makes a move to get ahead of his man and he rises to direct his header home.
GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! Tottenham 2-0 Red Star Belgrade (Son)
Spurs have control of the game as Son guides the ball home from six yards. Lamela is the architect of the goal with a good run down the right flank.
He beats his man before spotting Son in acres of space at the back post. The Argentine puts his delivery on the money before Son finishes with his left foot past Borjan.
NDombele’ long shot stopped by Borian
Ndombele takes control on the edge of the box and bends a strike towards the right bottom corner, but the keeper gets down well to his left to make the diving stop.
GOAL!!!!!!!!!! Tottenham 3-0 Red Star Belgrade (Son again)
Marin loses out to Ndombele in the middle of the park and the midfielder surges at the Red Star backline.
He has Son in space in the left inside channel and picks out his team-mate. The winger takes a touch before sliding his effort into the left bottom corner.
GOAL!!!!!!! Tottenham 4-0 Red Star Belgrade (Lamela)
Lamela finds the net with a crisp finish on his left boot. Kane begins the move with a fine pass out wide to Aurier, who surges down the right flank.
He cuts the ball back into the middle for Lamela. The winger takes one touch before striking at goal and his effort beats Borjan to find the left corner.
GOAL!!!!!!!!!! Tottenham 5-0 Red Star Belgrade (Kane)
Kane slots his effort into the bottom corner to score his side’s fifth of the night. Ndombele releases the forward into the left inside channel and he takes his time to work the angle.
Kane strikes with composure on his right foot, burying his effort into the right bottom corner.