Report: Tottenham star Harry Kane shoved Leeds star off the ball during 4-3 defeat
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Report: Tottenham star Harry Kane shoved Leeds star off the ball during 4-3 defeat

Leeds Live report that Harry Kane’s shove on Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams went completely under the radar on Saturday afternoon – as the England skipper looked to get himself free of the American ace from a Spurs corner.

It was a game with a bit of everything. Seven goals, calamitous defending, a red card, and another contentious decision with Spurs being awarded a goal which Dermot Gallagher says VAR should have disallowed. Spurs eventually won.

That is despite Leeds taking the lead on three separate occasions. Crysencio Summerville getting his fourth goal in four games, and Rodrigo taking his tally to nine – and five in his last four. Rodrigo Bentancur scored a late brace for Spurs.

While plenty did not go under the radar, Beren Cross reports that an altercation between Kane and Adams did. The two players are set to go head to head at the World Cup on November 25, England and USA’s second game in Qatar.

If Christian Pulisic is fit, he will captain the US. But if the Chelsea star does not feature, Adams will wear the armband. It might be then, that Kane and Adams meet in the centre-circle. Cross reports that Kane pushed Adams with some force.

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“The England captain is held up as the model professional. But one look at his behaviour in the penalty box before a home corner makes you think,” Cross reported in a piece of things he noticed during Saturday’s clash.

“Nobody’s going to sit here and tell you corners should not be contested and referees spot everything. But the strength of his shove into Tyler Adams’s chest before the ball was even delivered was quite the eye-opener.”

Kane’s shove on Leeds midfielder Adams went under the radar

The major talking point from the game was Richarlison pushing Clement Lenglet into Illan Meslier. It saw the French duo end up in the back of the net. Kane managed to squeeze an effort into the top corner. Meslier, stranded.

Jesse Marsch said after the game that the fourth official had told him he thought it was a foul. But VAR, for reasons unbeknownst to the majority of the footballing world, chose not to overturn the goal. Harsh on Marsch’s Leeds.

While it was disappointing to lose, there were plenty of positives. After wins over Liverpool and Bournemouth – Marsch can be excused for the loss. Leeds sit in 15th place, with Manchester City next after the World Cup break.

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