Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane continued to impress on the international stage, scoring the winning goal for the England Under-21s against their Lithuanian counterparts in a Euro 2015 qualifier on Friday.
Following a dream debut in which he scored a hat-trick for Gareth Southgate's side, the 21-year-old bagged a late header to ensure another three points.
Appearing as a second-half substitute, Kane found the net with just nine minutes remaining, meeting James Ward-Prowse's cross from the right flank and firing past the opposition goalkeeper Tomas Svedkauskas.
This is positive news for Spurs fans, who are understandably eager to see home-grown talent flourish at White Hart Lane, and with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, Kane will receive the best opportunity to do just that.
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Kane has made two Premier League appearances under the Argentine head coach this season, accumulating 28 minutes of action. He has failed to find the back of the net for the Lilywhites thus far, but has registered an assist.
‘Harry is a goalscorer,’ said Southgate following his latest performance. ‘He is really knocking on the door now. We put him on at that stage of the game when they were tiring and he gave us different options. He is a penalty box player and it was a very good finish. I’m pleased we were able to get the job done.’
Kane's 81st-minute effort means that England have now collected 25 from a possible 27 points in Group One with just one match remaining. Southgate's men had already sealed top spot in the group before his win. The team's final qualification game is against Moldova on September 9.