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On This Day: Spurs Striker Harry Kane Became A Goalkeeper, It Didn't End Well

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On This Day: Spurs Striker Harry Kane Became A Goalkeeper, It Didn't End Well

Tottenham forward Harry Kane once went in goal for the club during a Europe League clash against Greek side Asteras Tripolis.

The 28-year-old, a regular England starter with 41 goals in 64 games to his name, has scooped three Premier League Golden Boot awards during his spell at Spurs, amongst other individual prizes.

Despite not picking up a major trophy in North London (as of yet), he can look back on his club career with pride; although a brief goalkeeper cameo in 2014 will hardly be remembered with the fondest of memories.

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Image: PA
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During his breakthrough season with The Lilywhites, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was sent off during a quite bizarre Europa League tie at White Hart Lane.

Kane, who had scored a hat-trick in the game, was eventually forced to put on the purple keeper jersey for the final minutes as Spurs had used all of their remaining substitutions.

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Image: PA

The striker somehow managed to spill the ball into the back of the net and the rest is history. Here is that hilarious moment from Tottenham's Europa League tie against Asteras Tripolis in 2014.

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Wearing the goalkeeper jersey after the final whistle, Kane walked off with the match ball after his impressive hat-trick.

But England's number nine isn't the only outfield player to try his luck in between the sticks.

From Niall Quinn saving a penalty for Manchester City to Rio Ferdinand trying to save a spot-kick against Portsmouth in the 2008 FA Cup, more often than not, the outfield player isn't quite up to scratch in the goalkeeper department.

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It's not very often an outfield player is forced to play in goal, but when they do, it's priceless entertainment.

Topics: Spurs, Europa League, Premier League, Harry Kane

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