Friday, September 15, 2023

Harry Kane continues Bayern hot streak as he capitalises on ex-Arsenal star Granit Xhaka’s mistake

Harry Kane took just seven minutes to get on the score sheet against Bayer Leverkusen for Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

The England international was floating at the back post from a Leroy Sane corner and was on the spot to nod home into an empty net on Friday night.

Kane was on hand to head home his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season

He was free at the back post after ex-Arsenal star Xhaka was ball-watching

It was clever movement from the striker, but Granit Xhaka will not want to see that one back after his move to Leverkusen from Arsenal this summer.

The midfielder was caught napping at the back post as Kane sneaked behind and stood with acres of space.

England skipper Kane has adapted to life in the Bundesliga with ease since his move from Tottenham this summer.

He already had three goals in the league this season, taking his tally to four in as many matches already.

But this is a goal that would have pleased Kane, especially as a chance to get one over his old north London foe Xhaka.

Arsenal beat Tottenham in both derbies last season, with Xhaka on target in the Gunners’ 3-1 victory at the Emirates.

However, Kane is now spearheading a side that is the dominant force in Germany and are favourites to win the Bundesliga.

And they could also go far in the Champions League as one of the European juggernauts that usually aims to win the competition.

Kane has been in monstrous form since joining BayernGetty


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But Leverkusen are a growing force in the Germany and have been tipped to take Borussia Dortmund’s spot as Bayern’s biggest rivals for the title.

Led by ex-Munich star Xabi Alonso, they have a style of play that is easy on the eye and it earned its rewards as nearly 20 minutes later they had equalised.

After Thomas Muller kicked the back of Alex Grimaldo’s foot, a free-kick was given that left Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel fuming.

The Spaniard picked himself up and curled the free-kick into the top right corner in jaw-dropping fashion, netting his first Bundesliga goal since signing from Benfica.

Tuchel was still venting his fury on the touchline and it led to him receiving a yellow card.

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