Harry Kane Scores from Halfway Line to Seal Victory

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Harry Kane Scores from Halfway Line to Seal Victory

Harry Kane scored a stunning stoppage-time goal from the halfway line in as Tottenham started their preparations for the new season with a 3-2 win against Serie A champions Juventus in Singapore.

Mauricio Pochettino's side took the lead in the first-half through Erik Lamela before two goals in four second-half minutes from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo turned the game on its head in favour of Maurizio Sarri's men.

Spurs' summer signing Tanguy Ndombele made an instant impact after being brought on as a second-half substitute, setting up Lucas Moura for the equaliser before Kane's late stunner from just inside the Juventus half sealed victory for the Premier League side.

How Kane's stunner sealed victory

There was a strong South Korean contingent at Singapore's National Stadium and they made themselves heard whenever Son Heung-min got on the ball. Excitement rose when he hit the outside of the post after four minutes, while Ronaldo tried an overhead kick in a promising start to the International Champions Cup encounter.

The Portuguese then flashed a fierce shot wide but Spurs were looking brighter and broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark.

Son showed good composure and awareness to lay off to the overlapping Troy Parrott. The 17-year-old saw his powerful low shot brilliantly saved by Gianluigi Buffon, but Lamela was on hand to tuck away the rebound from close range.

Both sides made a variety of changes at half time. Lucas was among the Spurs introductions and saw appeals for what looked like an excellent shout for a penalty waved away shortly after the restart.

Spurs were pushing for a second but Juventus levelled in the 56th minute as former Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain hit a low shot past Paulo Gazzaniga.

Kane clipped the post as Pochettino's men looked to immediately regain the lead, only for Ronaldo to pop up at the other end and put Juventus ahead.

Juve introduced Matthijs de Ligt for his first appearance since signing from Ajax as Tottenham brought on their own new recruit Ndombele, and the latter quickly made an impact, threading a pass through for Lucas to smartly direct home for the equaliser.

Minutes later, the France midfielder curled just wide and Federico Bernardeschi stung the palms of Gazzaniga as a penalty shoot-out loomed large.

However, Kane had other ideas, settling the match in stunning style.

Moura won possession and the England captain unleashed a stunning first-time shot from just inside the Juventus half that beat Wojciech Szczesny, sending the crowd wild and securing a 3-2 victory for his side.

Kane: It's one of my best

"It's probably one of the best goals in my career," Kane said minutes after sealing Spurs' 3-2 win.

"I saw the 'keeper was quite far off his line a few times, so I thought I would take the chance if I had the opportunity. I saw him off his line and fortunately it went in."


Source: Skysport