Kane v Berahino: Spurs star shows Baggies player how it's done

Comparing the West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur strikers' weekend performances.

Berahino V Kane

According to reports (including this from the Daily Mail) Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, so how did he get on against the very club said to be targeting him?

Were Berahino to ultimately arrive at White Hart Lane, he would most likely partner Harry Kane, who has blossomed into an outstanding striker this season. But while the Tottenham man continued to impress this weekend, the Baggies star was left in the shade.

As you can see from the statistics above, Kane scored two goals on Saturday, taking his tally for the season to 20, while Berahino is currently six goals behind with 14 in all competitions.

Kane netted the second and third goals (including a penalty) after Tottenham play-maker Christian Eriksen had initially put the visitors ahead with a fine free-kick.

Kane had six scoring attempts in total, half of which were on target, while the West Brom player saw only 33 per cent of his chances hit the target, with none finding the back of the net.

Berahino did however have a considerably better passing accuracy – 83 per cent to Kane’s 73 per cent – while the Baggies man also played two key passes compared with none from his England under-21 teammate.

But they were the only areas above where the West Brom player came out on top, with the Tottenham youngster going on considerably more dribbles and winning twice as many duels and interceptions.

Kane may score a lot of goals but he also works extremely hard and Berahino would be wise to take a leaf out of his countryman’s book as the duo continue to develop.

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