Harry Kane made a goalscoring comeback from injury against Burnley in the Premier League clash at Turf Moor.
The Tottenham striker was named in the starting line-up following six weeks out with an ankle injury.
Here, Press Association Sport assesses the England captain’s performance in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat.
With Kane a naturally fit man and apparently a quick healer, manager Mauricio Pochettino had no hesitation in putting his top scorer straight back in. The 23-year-old dusted himself down from a couple of hefty challenges and showed no ill effects from the ankle problem, lasting the full 90 minutes of a high-tempo encounter.
Never in question. Kane gave the ball away in deep midfield but tracked his opponent and won it straight back. At one stage he even popped up in the left-back spot to make a clearance and was straight up the field waiting for the ball to find him on the edge of the Burnley box.
Kane worked himself a shooting opportunity in the 15th minute and fired narrowly wide. Kane was denied a spectacular 25-yard goal by a fine Tom Heaton save. But in the 65th minute, the striker showed superb strength and balance to chase a throw-in, hold off the challenge of Ben Mee and slot in Tottenham’s equaliser.
England boss Gareth Southgate was in attendance and, first and foremost, will have been relieved to see his skipper come through his return unscathed. Southgate would have enjoyed Heaton’s save, and will also have been cheered by Kane’s composed finish and all-round display, even if the result was not what Tottenham wanted.