Stephen Dunmoye

Tottenham remain unbeaten as they fought off a gritty Nottingham Forest side at the City Ground with Harry Kane scoring a brace to give spurs another 3 points, in their 2-0 win.

Forest were positive throughout and began on the front foot but Kane outsmarted them with a clinical finish on the break within five. minutes.

Antonio Conte’s side were made to work for their victory as Forest, pushed on by a noisy and optimistic home crowd, kept themselves in the game for large periods.

Summer signing Morgan Gibbs-White – on his first start for Forest – and forward Brennan Johnson were particularly lively for the hosts but Tottenham had numerous opportunities to extend their lead.
Son Heung-min came close either side of the break, Kane had efforts well blocked by Forest defender Joe Worrall, and Dejan Kulusevski curled a good strike wide of the post in the second half.

Henderson’s save to deny Kane from the spot – after Steve Cook’s handball on the line – was quickly followed by a chance for Forest’s Neco Williams but could not find the target.

Forest continued to push for an equaliser but Kane gave the ultimate blow when he headed in substitute Richarlison’s cross.