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Harry Kane has come in for huge criticism after a poor attempt to mark Michail Antonio for the West Ham striker's goal against Spurs.
Antonio scored yet again against the North London outfit, the club he had a trial with as a 14-year-old, at the London Stadium in the 72nd minute.
And it was Kane who was at fault. The England captain was supposed to be marking Antonio from Aaron Cresswell's corner but made little effort to do so and allowed the former Sheffield Wednesday man to flick home past Hugo Lloris.
🗣 "The man who had a trial at Tottenham as a 14-year-old relishes tearing through them!"— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 24, 2021
Michail Antonio has done it again for West Ham 🔥
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Kane's lack of effort for the goal saw him receiving plenty of stick on social media:
Convinced that Harry Kane genuinely despises Spurs judging by his man marking. Just lets Antonio score— Connor Robinson (@Connor_Bangtan) October 24, 2021
Would be nice if Harry Kane could, ya know, give a shit— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) October 24, 2021
If you needed any evidence that Harry Kane’s head isn’t in it, watch that goal Antonio just scored. Pathetic effort.— Transfer Dan (@TheTransferOne) October 24, 2021
Anyone wanna explain what the bloody hell Harry Kane is doing to even try and stop Antonio… https://t.co/q4eHqmnKeX— Kian Ward (@kianwardgk) October 24, 2021
Harry Kane putting in as much effort marking Antonio there as he did trying to leave Spurs #WHUTOT— The_Rum_Enthusiast (@Casual_Pirate) October 24, 2021
Harry Kane assist for that West Ham game, Kane didn't even move and let Antonio score— #TeamAreola (⭐'s 5-1) (@Flappianski) October 24, 2021
Harry Kane is a disgrace. Drops 0/10s all season and makes no attempt to clear the ball with 20 mins to go in a London Derby. Needs to be dropped.— Ryan (@SpursRyan__) October 24, 2021
Harry Kane marking Michail Antonio pic.twitter.com/Ac1COcSEM2— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) October 24, 2021
harry kane versus antonio at that corner pic.twitter.com/UdPdhoFCqH— ante 🏯 (@tottenpurpp) October 24, 2021
Harry Kane just vibing near Antonio— Adi 🎃 (@2Adi_P) October 24, 2021
Kane's commitment to the cause at Spurs has been questioned after he tried to leave for Manchester City in the summer and his role in the goal conceded today is not a great look for the 28-year-old.
Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe defended Kane and suggested he didn't see the ball come in but Graeme Souness had other thoughts and said Kane was "not fully concentrated" and "didn't want to be in that position".
After a second defeat in a week, Spurs now sit sixth in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side take on Burnley in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, before hosting Manchester United on Saturday 30 October.
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