Harry Kane dedicated his two goals and Tottenham’s victory over Newcastle United to Serge Aurier after his brother passed away on Monday.
The right-back, who was surprisingly included in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI for the game at St James’ Park less than 72 hours after his 26-year-old younger sibling Christopher was shot and killed in Toulouse outside a nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning.
Despite a poor error which led to Newcastle’s equaliser, Aurier produced a solid display in what was his seventh Premier League start in succession since the restart – a real credit to the Ivorian considering the circumstances.
And unsurprisingly, Kane, who scored Tottenham’s second and third goals on the North East, showed his class by immediately taking to Instagram in a show of support for his teammate minutes after the victory against the Magpies.
He said: “That win was for you @SergeAurier ?. Very proud to reach 200 club goals. On to the next 200 ⚽️??.”