It’s undeniable that Harry Kane was clearly fouled for the penalty he scored against Colombia.
But replays show the England striker may have concocted a clever ploy in order to win the spot-kick.
The replay below shows Kane gave Carlos Sanchez a push before making his run into the danger area, which clearly disoriented the defender.
#harryKane is very canny in winning his penalty against Colombia. He pulls the defender first to get a reaction from him, then claims the foul. Beat Colombia at their own game pic.twitter.com/NTMd3Ti7zb
— Gavin Allen (@Gavinallen) July 3, 2018
It doesn’t make it any less of a foul – Sanchez kept his arms around Kane and seemed to jump on his back in the end.
But the video suggests Kane had probably been thinking about engineering opportunities from the penalty spot prior to the game.