Harry Kane expressed his delight after scoring his first Tottenham goal since returning from injury against West Ham United on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, who was making just his second appearance since tearing his hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day, doubled Spurs’ lead with a calm finish in the 82nd minute after latching only Heung Min Son’s pass – his first since netting against Norwich City 178 days ago.

Kane was criticised for his performance in the draw with Manchester United on Friday – most notably by former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson, who suggested that the striker would struggle to score 25-30 goals playing for Jose Mourinho – but responded to those claims in the perfect way.

Initially, it looked like being another frustrating night for Kane, who squandered a golden chance at the beginning of the second-half before firing a number wayward shots at goal.

However, like so often over the previous six seasons, the England captain came up with the goods when Tottenham needed him most to seal a huge three points for Mourinho’s side.

And Kane was clearly happy with his contribution.

“Waited a long time for that! Perfect night to win and get back on the scoresheet. #COYS,” he said on Twitter.



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