Kane's penalty secures Tottenham victory over Middlesbrough


AP

2:44 p.m. ET Feb. 4, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane’s penalty was decisive as Tottenham took advantage of its rivals’ losses and secured a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Saturday.

Despite being frustrated for long periods by the organized Middlesbrough defense, Kane’s 14th league goal this season was enough to secure a vital three points at White Hart Lane for second-placed Tottenham.

With Arsenal and Liverpool both having lost earlier on Saturday, Tottenham seized the opportunity to move ahead of its rivals at the top of the table behind leader Chelsea.

The crucial moment came in the 58th as Heung-Min Son cut inside from the left side of the Middlesbrough penalty area and Espinosa Bernardo brought down the South Korea forward for a clear penalty.

Kane made no mistake as he sent Victor Valdes the wrong way to give his side a lead it never…

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