Can Harry Kane End Man United’s Title Dreams?


Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has banged in nine goals in his last nine appearances for the club and has helped keep his side within touching distance of the ‘Top Four‘.

This weekend Spurs face Manchester United, who are a place behind Tottenham but more importantly the Red Devils are nine points off fourth spot and thirteen points behind the leaders.

So realistically a win for Spurs could put a massive dent in Jose Mourinho’s title dreams in his debut season with United and even hamper his prospects of Champions League football next year. Some might say that a defeat this Sunday will all but end Man Utd’s championship hopes.

But it won’t be easy for Tottenham as they have a miserable record at Old Trafford, winning just two in their last twenty-six league matches. Although it should be noted they have done marginally better since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from the Manchester United hot-seat in 2013.

It also has to be said that hotshot Kane hasn’t managed to record a single goal against Man United in his five previous appearances against them.

But if there’s a striker out there that doesn’t care about that sort of thing I bet it’s Harry Kane.

He’s a forward who reminds me a lot of Alan Shearer. The player just gets his head down and wants to continually score goals and win football matches.

Kane gets all different types of goals. He’s dangerous inside the penalty area and can be just as lethal from distance with his powerful and accurate efforts. Harry is also good in the air and has that great striking knack of always being in the right place at the right time to stick a chance away.

In each of the last two seasons Kane has managed to bag more than twenty goals in the Premier League and looks set to break that barrier again this term.

He also has a good record against the bigger sides in the league scoring against Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal.Plus Mauricio Pochettino seems to set-up his Spurs side with the objective of always trying to go through Kane when they can.

It’s just United that’s missing from the pack! If you believe he’ll grab a goal this weekend then the best a bookie will give you for an anytime strike is a lowly 2/1.

Man Utd come into this match with a very iffy record this term. In their last three league fixtures they’ve only managed 1-1 draws. Jose’s side have only won two home games in their seven league games at Old Trafford. They’ve also failed to beat any of the sides that currently lie ahead of them in the league, with Tottenham the only top five side that they haven’t faced yet!

So this Sunday could be the ideal time for Harry Kane to break his duck against the Red Devils and for Tottenham Hotspur to come away with three points against their bogey team.

But then again this is Man United and Jose Mourinho that we are talking about. Yes they are extremely unpredictable at the moment but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will drop points this weekend.

Mourinho now seems to have a better understanding of his team and it does seem as if they are ready to dish out a thumping in the Premier League in the not too distant future.

So let’s hope for a ‘Super Sunday’ and pray I’ve not cursed the occasion as it could easily end up being a dull 1-1 encounter!

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