Tottenham scored four unanswered goals to shock Premier League favorite Manchester City on Saturday at White Hart Lane, 4-1. Spurs star forward Harry Lane finally broke his scoring drought after taking multiple shots on goal.
City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 25th minute in a goal that probably should have been ruled offsides, and City seemed poised to take their lead into the break and take another three points. But Tottenham's Eric Dier, also apparently offsides, would score from distance just before halftime to even the match and provide Spurs with some momentum.
The scoring would continue for Mauricio Pochettino's squad, as Toby Alderweireld scored in the 50th minute with a header, and Kane would earn his much-needed first score in the 61st, pouncing on a Tottenham freekick rebound that hit the crossbar. Technically, Kane was in an offside position, but there was little protest from City.
"I'm a confident young man," said Kane with a smile after the match.
Attacking midfielder Erik Lamela would put the icing on the cake in the 79th minute with a cheeky goal in the box, as injured Joe Hart's reserve Willy Caballero endured a forgettable afternoon in north London.
The loss for Manuel Pellegrini's squad means they are in danger of losing their top spot, as local rival Manchester United are lurking with a Saturday match against Sunderland. Tottenham, who moved into fifth place, have won three consecutive Premier League matches.