Tottenham report: Debuts galore but Harry Kane steals the show in comeback win at Rangers

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Harry Kane Tottenham v Rangers (pic from THFC) Credit: PA Images
Harry Kane Tottenham v Rangers (pic from THFC) Credit: PA Images

Harry Kane stole the show as Tottenham came from a goal behind to beat Rangers 2-1 in a pre-season friendly at Ibrox on Saturday.

The home side took a deserved lead in the first half through one of their summer signings Antonio Colak. However, the visitors turned the contest around at the start of the second half with Kane scoring twice in a six-minute spell.

Antonio Conte opted not to start any of his summer signings, with all six sat on the bench at Ibrox.

Tottenham started brightly, with Allan McGregor keeping out a Dejan Kulusevski strike at his near post.

But Rangers soon got a foothold in the game and took a deserved lead in the 25th minute. Rabbi Matondo beat Ryan Sessegnon down the Tottenham left and his cross was flicked into the path of Antonio Colak, who made no mistake from close range.

Spurs looked for an immediate response, with the lively Kulusevski forcing McGregor into a brilliant one-handed tip-over. Cristian Romero headed the resultant corner over the bar when he should have hit the target.

Harry Kane then broke clear on goal but McGregor was once again equal to the England skipper’s strike at goal.

Conte introduced Yves Bissouma for his Tottenham debut at half-time. Lucas Moura was also added to the action at right wing-back.

Kane sparks Tottenham turnaround

McGregor had to be alert early in the second period to keep out Sessegnon before Spurs levelled through Kane.

The Tottenham talisman was found on the left side of the area, cut inside and unleashed an unstoppable effort into the top right-hand corner of McGregor’s goal.

Kane doubled his tally for the day six minutes later when he volleyed home from 16 yards after finding space in the area.

Ivan Perisic came on for his Tottenham bow on the hour mark, while Richarlison was also introduced.

Eric Dier appeared to roll his ankle and was replaced by Joe Rodon as a precaution midway through the half.

A stop-start second period continued as Conte gave first Spurs appearances to Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.

Rangers had a great chance to level matters with 10 minutes to go but James Sands headed straight at Forster.

Richarlison headed a late chance over the bar but Tottenham ran out deserved winners in the end, largely down to that man Kane again.

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