Could the hoodoo regarding Wembley finally be over for Tottenham? If the scoreline against Borussia Dortmund is to be believed then we might have a case for it as Spurs opened their Champions League campaign with a hard fought 3-1 win over the German side.
The game featured two of the most attack-minded sides from their respective leagues and even though the Germans missed a number of their star players through injury, they did put up a great show.
The scoring started with Son Heung-Min, who found the back of the net after just four minutes. But the lead did not last long as Andriy Yarmolenko equalized for the away side, with a sublime hit.
Harry Kane, after breaking his August jinx, scored via an angled finish after a run down the left in the 15th minute.
There was controversy as Dortmund rightly felt aggrieved when a perfectly valid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal was ruled out for offisde. Nevertheless, Kane helped us wrap up the points with a goal in the 60th minute before he was taken off for Fernando Llorente, our surprise signing on the final day of the transfer window.
There was a sour note to end the game as Jan Vertonghen got a second yellow right at the death. But the win was the perfect start to a tough group which features Real Madrid too.
This was also just our second win at Wembley since last season and the win keeps us on pace with Real Madrid who started their Champions League journey with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia.
Twitter was once again full of praise for Kane and for some of the other players too and here are some of the best reactions to the game!
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) September 14, 2017
— AtourT (@AT_Spurs) September 13, 2017
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) September 13, 2017
WOW 3 – Harry Kane is the first Englishman since Wayne Rooney in 2010 to score in three consecutive Champions League apps. Streak. #COYS
— monkey 1962 (@monkeymagic62) September 13, 2017
Today was the first time as a Spurs fan where I truly felt we can now beat any team on the planet. Nice feeling. #COYS
— Arizona Hotspur (@ArizonaHotspur) September 13, 2017
— Patrick Baltatzis (@Bee1derful) September 13, 2017
That was the best Spurs result in years. Solid as a rock and Kane really is world class #COYS
— Keiran Pedley (@keiranpedley) September 13, 2017
Davinson Sanchez emptying his pockets when he gets home pic.twitter.com/ebnR3MQDMR
— Çam (@CoysCam) September 13, 2017
— FotMob (@FotMob) September 13, 2017
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) September 13, 2017
Harry Kane's record in 2017:
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) September 13, 2017
— SiriusXM FC (@SiriusXMFC) September 13, 2017
'Insert some sort of Google joke'
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) September 13, 2017