(Reuters) – Harry Kane scored on his return from injury to help Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday and end a three-match losing run in the Premier League.
The England skipper’s return after missing the last two games with an ankle injury was sooner than expected and Tottenham’s talisman was quickly back in the groove.
After missing a couple of chances in the first half Kane struck in the 54th minute to move joint second on Tottenham’s all-time scoring list alongside Bobby Smith with 208 goals.
Four minutes later Son Heung-min drove in Tottenham’s second after a strong run by recalled Lucas Moura.
Tottenham moved up to seventh place with 36 points from 22 games, above Chelsea on goal difference before their match against bottom club Sheffield United later.
Sam Allardyce’s West Brom are 19th with 12 points from 23 games, 11 points below 17th-placed Burnley, and their hopes of avoiding relegation are looking forlorn.
Kane and Son have both scored 13 league goals this season and again showed how invaluable they are to Tottenham.
When Kane had to be substituted at halftime in the defeat by Liverpool there were fears the striker might be facing a longer spell on the sidelines and the Spurs gloom deepened with a toothless loss to Chelsea in midweek.
But his return proved a huge boost as Tottenham produced a dominant display, albeit against struggling opposition, to revive their challenge for the top four.