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Gary Cahill Comes To Harry Kane's Defence On Backing In

Gary Cahill Comes To Harry Kane's Defence On Backing In

Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill has come to Harry Kane's defence over accusations that the Tottenham star dangerously backs in to his opponents.

Many fans have created videos on social media that show the striker 'backing in' to players as they go for headers, which could be dangerous as it leaves the opposing player heading towards the ground head first.

However, Cahill thinks that the tactic is just part of the game, an is Kane using his experience to get an advantage.

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"I think that's just part of football," Cahill told Sky Sports. "Again I think an element of that is being clever and experience and knowing when you can maybe draw a foul in.

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Cahill may have different ideas if Kane backs into him when the pair face each other on Sunday.

Premier League leaders Tottenham head to Selhurst Park knowing that victory will likely guarantee them top spot heading into their hugely anticipated match with second-placed Liverpool on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace know that grabbing all three points would give them a chance of moving in to the top half.

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Football, tottenham, Harry Kane

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