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Kane praises 'special' Spurs performance against City

Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min both spoke in glowing terms about their partnership, after combining to defeat Manchester City on the road.

Kane praises 'special' Spurs performance against City
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Harry Kane hailed Tottenham's "special" performance after netting a last-gasp winner in their thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City, before speaking in glowing terms about his partnership with fellow forward Son Heung-min.

After Dejan Kulusevski's opening goal was cancelled out by Ikay Gundogan's leveller, Kane re-established his side's advantage, which was again wiped out by Riyad Mahrez's 92nd-minute penalty.

Kane heads home winner

But the drama didn't end there, and the England captain proved to be the match-winner with a 95th-minute header, the latest winning goal that Man City have conceded in the Premier League since Manchester United's Michael Owen downed them after 95 minutes and 27 seconds in September 2009.

Kane, who was linked strongly with a move to the Etihad last summer, was full of praise for his team-mates after keeping Spurs within touching distance of the top four.

"It was a crazy game", he told Sky Sports.

"We worked so hard for so long. To concede the penalty was so heartbreaking, but credit to the boys for creating another chance at the end, and thankfully I was able to put it away. 

"That's what the Premier League is all about. It was a great one for the neutrals and our fans. We'll go home happy today. 

"We had to find a way of getting our season back on track. To get the result we did was really, really special."

With Son the provider for the first of Kane's two goals, the duo have now combined directly for 36 Premier League goals, matching the record set by Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard as the competition's deadliest partnership of all-time, and Kane was keen to praise his strike partner after the win.

"We connect really well and have a great understanding off the pitch. 

"I can't wait to watch it back in the video room tomorrow.”

Super Son

Meanwhile, Son has now been involved in 10 goals in 15 Premier League appearances against Man City, recording seven goals and three assists, and was keen to repay his captain's compliments.

"He's scored so many goals", Son said of Kane, speaking to Sky Sports. 

"I was really sad at the start of the season when he didn't score goals and people were talking, but he was working hard for the team. 

"He is an unbelievable player and an unbelievable guy. Working alongside him is a big honour."

Son also assisted Kulusevski's opener, and his tally of five Premier League assists makes him the London club's most creative presence this season.