Heung-min Son scored twice to help dominant Tottenham ease to an impressive Champions League victory over Red Star Belgrade.
The Korean notched two quick-fire second-half goals after Giovani Lo Celso’s dramatic opener. Christian Eriksen also added a late fourth off the bench as Spurs ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Rajko Mitić Stadium.
It was only a third defeat in 21 home European matches for Red Star. Recall that the Serbian side were also thrashed 5-0 in north London two weeks ago.
A first away triumph in any competition for 183 days leaves Tottenham second in Group B, four points clear of Red Star. They are also five behind Bayern Munich, who beat Olympiacos 2-0 earlier on Wednesday evening.
Tottenham started the contest in impressive fashion, with Kane firing an early warning shot into the side netting. However, they had goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga to thank for keeping the scores level. The Argentine made a tremendous point-blank save to deny Red Star frontman Milan Pavkov.
The opening goal came in hugely frenetic circumstances in the 34th minute as the first of two sequences of chaotic pinball played out inside the Red Star penalty area. After Kane hit the base of the post, Son saw a shot cleared off the line.
The attack was kept alive before Lo Celso – who started the move by winning a tackle in midfield and driving forward – kept a calm head to loft home his maiden Spurs goal. Lo Celso later struck wide and Dele Alli was unable to cut inside on the break before another episode of carnage unfolded at the other end of the pitch.
Son scores brace
Son added a second just four minutes later. This time Kane was the architect who rolled across for Son to finish at the back post. Substitute Eriksen squeezed in only his second goal of the season at the near post via a hefty deflection to complete the rout.
Next up for Tottenham is a Premier League clash with Sheffield United.