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Tottenham 5-1 NS Mura: Harry Kane comes off bench to score hat-trick

Harry Kane celebrates
Harry Kane completed his hat-trick in 19 mins 25 seconds

Harry Kane came off the bench to score a 20-minute hat-trick as Tottenham recorded their first Europa Conference League win with victory over NS Mura.

After a mixed start to the season, including a draw in their Group G opener against Rennes, Spurs dominated the first half against the Slovenian side after scoring two early goals.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo made nine changes after Sunday's north London derby defeat, with only Dele Alli and Sergio Reguilon keeping their places.

Alli opened the scoring on four minutes, drilling his penalty into the bottom-left corner after he was fouled by goalkeeper Matko Obradovic.

Giovani lo Celso added a second six minutes later, collecting Harry Winks' pass before driving the ball into the roof of the net.

The visitors had only 32% possession and no shots on target in the first half, but pulled a goal back eight minutes after the restart through a brilliant Ziga Kous volley.

As the visitors grew into the game Nuno was forced to turn to his bench, bringing on Kane, Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura on 60 minutes.

It did not take long for the substitutes to have an impact as Kane linked up with Moura for his first goal and Son for his second, before side-footing past Obradovic for his 16th career hat-trick.

Kane to the rescue

Harry Kane
Harry Kane is the first Spurs player to score a hat-trick as a substitute since Ronny Rosenthal v Southampton in the FA Cup in March 1995

Nuno was expected rotate his squad with another quick turnaround before Sunday's Premier League game against Aston Villa.

Before Thursday's match, the Portuguese said Mura would be a "tough opponent" and the Slovenian champions, who are fifth in the 10-team division this year, gave Spurs a scare in the second half.

It was a missed opportunity for some of Spurs' fringe players and Mura were on top after the break.

The hosts looked shaky after conceding that brilliant Kous volley, leaving Nuno with no choice but to bring on Kane, Son and Moura to swing the momentum back into Spurs' favour.

Less than 10 minutes after the trio's introduction, England striker Kane latched on to a perfect cross from Moura before finding the far corner.

Kane's second came eight minutes later, firing home with his first touch from close range after a brilliant run by Son down the left.

He added a third three minutes from time with a clever run in between the Mura defence before controlling Lo Celso's through ball and side-footing past the keeper.

The 28-year-old is the first player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

Victory leaves Spurs top of Group G on goal difference, level on points with French side Rennes who came from behind to beat Dutch side Vitesse.

Player of the match

KaneHarry Kane

with an average of 8.05

Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number10Player nameKane
    Average rating

    8.05

  2. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
    Average rating

    7.55

  3. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso
    Average rating

    7.04

  4. Squad number11Player nameGil
    Average rating

    7.01

  5. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
    Average rating

    6.98

  6. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
    Average rating

    6.71

  7. Squad number14Player nameRodon
    Average rating

    6.55

  8. Squad number29Player nameSkipp
    Average rating

    6.50

  9. Squad number44Player nameScarlett
    Average rating

    6.46

  10. Squad number4Player nameRomero
    Average rating

    6.43

  11. Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal
    Average rating

    6.37

  12. Squad number3Player nameReguilón
    Average rating

    6.37

  13. Squad number20Player nameAlli
    Average rating

    6.34

  14. Squad number22Player nameGollini
    Average rating

    6.22

  15. Squad number8Player nameWinks
    Average rating

    6.00

  16. Squad number2Player nameDoherty
    Average rating

    5.68

NS Mura

  1. Squad number11Player nameKous
    Average rating

    5.99

  2. Squad number69Player nameObradovic
    Average rating

    5.91

  3. Squad number17Player nameMarosa
    Average rating

    5.86

  4. Squad number9Player nameMarusko
    Average rating

    5.81

  5. Squad number10Player nameHorvat
    Average rating

    5.76

  6. Squad number30Player nameGorenc
    Average rating

    5.76

  7. Squad number14Player nameLorbek
    Average rating

    5.74

  8. Squad number19Player nameMulahusejnovic
    Average rating

    5.67

  9. Squad number23Player nameSturm
    Average rating

    5.66

  10. Squad number7Player nameKozar
    Average rating

    5.64

  11. Squad number21Player nameKarnicnik
    Average rating

    5.62

  12. Squad number27Player nameSkoflek
    Average rating

    5.48

  13. Squad number77Player nameMandic
    Average rating

    5.01

  14. Squad number2Player nameCipot
    Average rating

    4.85

  15. Squad number32Player nameOuro
    Average rating

    4.84

  16. Squad number33Player nameLotric
    Average rating

    4.81

Line-ups

Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Gollini
  • 2Doherty
  • 4Romero
  • 14Rodon
  • 3ReguilónSubstituted forLeite de Souza Juniorat 80'minutes
  • 29SkippBooked at 61minsSubstituted forHøjbjergat 68'minutes
  • 8Winks
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 20AlliSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 59'minutes
  • 11GilSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 60'minutes
  • 44ScarlettSubstituted forKaneat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Højbjerg
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kane
  • 12Leite de Souza Junior
  • 15Dier
  • 25Tanganga
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 28Ndombele
  • 40Austin
  • 42White
  • 49Omole

NS Mura

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 69ObradovicBooked at 3mins
  • 21Karnicnik
  • 9Marusko
  • 30Gorenc
  • 11KousSubstituted forMandicat 75'minutes
  • 14LorbekSubstituted forOuroat 75'minutes
  • 7Kozar
  • 23Sturm
  • 10HorvatSubstituted forLotricat 74'minutes
  • 19MulahusejnovicSubstituted forSkoflekat 62'minutes
  • 17MarosaBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCipotat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cipot
  • 3Pucko
  • 12Erjavec
  • 13Karamarko
  • 24Cipot
  • 27Skoflek
  • 32Ouro
  • 33Lotric
  • 44Mahimic
  • 47Klepac
  • 77Mandic
  • 90Zalokar
Referee:
Yigal Frid
Attendance:
25,121

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamNS Mura
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 5, NS Mura 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 5, NS Mura 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Pierluigi Gollini tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

  5. Post update

    Ziga Skoflek (NS Mura) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 5, NS Mura 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Giovani Lo Celso.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Samsondin Ouro.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, NS Mura. Kai Cipot replaces Amadej Marosa.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Emerson Royal replaces Sergio Reguilón.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

  11. Post update

    Jan Gorenc (NS Mura) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 4, NS Mura 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, NS Mura. Samsondin Ouro replaces Nick Lorbek.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, NS Mura. Stanisa Mandic replaces Ziga Kous.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, NS Mura. Mitja Lotric replaces Tomi Horvat.

  16. Booking

    Amadej Marosa (NS Mura) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Amadej Marosa (NS Mura).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Oliver Skipp.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, NS Mura 1. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Moura.

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