Harry Kane netted four times leading Tottenham to a 5-1 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, amid speculations about his departure as Bayern Munich expresses interest in him. Despite the uncertainty about his future with Spurs, the 30-year-old gave a remarkable performance in their last pre-season friendly before the Premier League kicks off.
Conversely, Kane’s England squad mate, Harry Maguire had a day of contrasting fortunes. The 30-year-old Manchester United defender was jeered by fans following a mistake that led to Athletic Bilbao’s opening goal in Dublin, however, he later redeemed himself by assisting Facundo Pellistri’s stoppage-time equaliser.
In sharp contrast to Maguire’s treatment, Kane was received warmly in North London and also captained the Spurs against the Ukrainian champions under new manager Ange Postecoglou’s first game in charge on home soil. Kane’s stellar performance has increased Postecoglou’s desire to keep him at Spurs, despite the anticipation of his possible departure.
Kane scored his first goal from a penalty following a foul on James Maddison who later set up Kane’s second with a precise cross. He scored the third goal from Dejan Kulusevski’s brilliant pass and scored his fourth from a rebound after Dmytro Riznyk saved Manor Solomon’s shot. Kane was substituted after his fourth goal and was replaced by Dane Scarlett who added a fifth in stoppage time.
Meanwhile, Maguire’s future at Manchester United is shrouded in uncertainty after being dropped as the club captain by manager Erik ten Hag. He has been linked with a move to Everton and West Ham and has largely played with the second-string team of Manchester United. Despite a blunder that led to Bilbao’s goal, Maguire made up for it by setting up the equaliser.
In other news, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, linked with a potential move to Chelsea, was not included in the Seagulls’ squad in their 1-1 draw with La Liga’s Rayo Vallecano. Newcastle United concluded their pre-season with an emphatic 4-0 win over Villarreal, with new signing Harvey Barnes scoring twice.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about football results
Q: What was the final score of the pre-season friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Shakhtar Donetsk?
A: The final score was 5-1 in favor of Tottenham Hotspur.
Q: How many goals did Harry Kane score in the match?
A: Harry Kane scored four goals in the match.
Q: What team is showing interest in signing Harry Kane?
A: Bayern Munich is showing interest in signing Harry Kane.
Q: Who scored Manchester United’s only goal in their pre-season draw against Athletic Bilbao?
A: Facundo Pellistri scored Manchester United’s only goal in the draw against Athletic Bilbao.
Q: How did Harry Maguire redeem himself after making a mistake that led to a goal for Athletic Bilbao?
A: Harry Maguire redeemed himself by assisting Facundo Pellistri’s stoppage-time equalizer.
Q: When does Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League campaign start?
A: Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League campaign starts on August 13 against Brentford.
Q: Where did the match between Manchester United and Athletic Bilbao take place?
A: The match between Manchester United and Athletic Bilbao took place in Dublin.
Q: Who was Tottenham’s new manager for the match against Shakhtar Donetsk?
A: The new manager for Tottenham was Ange Postecoglou.
Q: Which players scored for Newcastle United in their pre-season match against Villarreal?
A: Harvey Barnes scored twice, and Jacob Murphy and Joelinton also netted for Newcastle United in their 4-0 win against Villarreal.
Q: What was the purpose of the charity match mentioned in the text?
A: The charity match aimed to raise funds for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion.
More about football results
- Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Shakhtar Donetsk (BBC Sport): Link
- Bayern Munich’s interest in Harry Kane (Goal.com): Link
- Manchester United 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (Sky Sports): Link
- Premier League fixtures for Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League Official Website): Link
- Harry Maguire’s future and Manchester United (ESPN): Link
- Newcastle United’s pre-season victory against Villarreal (Chronicle Live): Link
- Information on Tottenham’s new manager Ange Postecoglou (The Guardian): Link