EPL: Kane strikes, Spurs lose at Burnley as title hopes suffer setback

Harry Kane scored on his Tottenham return, but the London side’s Premier League title hopes suffered a major setback as they suffered a 2-1 beatdown at Burnley.

Burnley went in front soon after half-time when Chris Wood headed home, and, although Kane fired in a swift equaliser, struck the decisive blow when Ashley Barnes tapped in later on.

Kane, back from injury, had needed only a quarter of an hour to come close, turning and running into the area before firing a low shot just wide.

But although Spurs were beginning to enjoy the majority of possession they were struggling to ask keeper Tom Heaton too many questions, headers from Kane and Serge Aurier header posing no real problems.

Just after the half-hour, Son Heung-Min’s run ended with a cross that flashed through the area, while Barnes lashed a fierce shot just over at the other end.

Only an outstanding save by Heaton prevented Kane from marking his return in spectacular style early in the second half, the Burnley keeper tipping over a long-range swerver.

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