Football: Kane double fires Spurs to 3-0 win over Leicester

Spurs' Harry Kane (right) scores the 2-0 goal against Leicester City on July 19, 2020. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Harry Kane struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur dealt a huge blow to Leicester City's hopes of a top-four finish with a 3-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday (July 19).

Leicester's James Justin deflected Son Heung-min's shot into his own goal after six minutes and Kane gave his side a commanding lead with two quality strikes before halftime.

England skipper Kane took his tally to four in two games after scoring twice in his side's 3-1 win at Newcastle United.

Leicester remain fourth but are level on 62 points with fifth-placed Manchester United who have two games left to play to Leicester's one. They meet on the final day of the season.

Spurs are finishing the season strongly, winning four of their last five games, and moved above Wolverhampton Wanderers into sixth place, closing in on Europa League qualification.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho believes that bond with Tottenham makes Kane the player he is.

"I think everyone thinks he's a fantastic player and Tottenham is so lucky to have him because he's the player, the person and the Tottenham boy," Mourinho said.

"All this together makes him really a special player for us that probably wouldn't be so special playing for another team. He's really special for us, he's really special for Tottenham.

"Of course we want him to be happy and for him to be happy he wants victories, score goals, and I'm so happy after an incredibly difficult injury he's coming in the direction where he's going to end the season perfect.

"Hopefully the beginning of next season he will be even better."

It has been a disappointing run for the Foxes since the restart, but boss Brendan Rodgers said his side will be fired up for the United showdown.

"We have had disruptions with injuries, but that aside, we have not been as consistent as what we want," he said.

"I don't want to be too negative, the players are disappointed but we go into the game next week with a shot of the Champions League.

"Our target was to arrive into the top six, which would have been a great achievement.

"If we don't do it, of course there will be a bit of disappointment, but there will be gratitude for the effort they have put in.

"It's incredible that it's the last game with so much on it, but we will be ready for it. It will be all-in."

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