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Spurs fans showed they still had Kane’s back during tough moment against Wolves

Harry Kane came off the bench for his first Premier League minutes of the season, helping his Tottenham teammates hang on to a 1-0 lead over Wolves at Molineux

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There must have been a moment or two where Harry Kane wondered what kind of reception he would receive from the contingent of travelling Tottenham supporters at Molineux.

Kane himself, and his representatives, have made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t wish to damage his standing among the fans of his boyhood club.

But amid transfer links, training ground ‘strikes’ and gentlemen’s agreements, the strength of the bond between supporter and player will have surely been tested to the limit.

What he perhaps didn’t expect was the negative reaction he would receive from the somewhat neutral home stands as Wolves fans made their feelings clear right from the very off.



The tone for the afternoon was set when Wolves fans booed Kane as he left the Tottenham team coach
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When the 28-year-old stepped off the coach well before kick-off, the throng of fans gathered by the Billy Wright Statue were all of an old gold persuasion.

This was Kane’s first game since guiding England to within a spot-kick or two of their first major tournament since 1966.

But any hopes of an easy ride from the home fans were quickly dashed as he was loudly booed as he made his way to the changing room.

Surprisingly, Kane then became a subplot on an afternoon full of them.









It was Nuno Espirito Santo’s return to his former club which took centre stage, the Portuguese having to turn left out of the tunnel to find his dugout, after doing the opposite for four very successful years in the Midlands.

Kane took a seat right at the back of the away dugout and watched as his teammates were penned in by Bruno Lage’s fired-up charges.

Wolves were perhaps one of the side’s most affected by the loss of supporters over the last 18 months.

Club captain Conor Coady said as much last season as Nuno’s final campaign in charge stuttered to its conclusion.



Spurs fans backed their man with after the vociferous Wolves support taunted him
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And after a year-and-a-half away, the Molineux faithful wasted no time in creating a cauldron-like atmosphere.

But against the run of play, they were silenced when Dele Alli picked himself up after being fouled by ‘keeper Jose Sa to stroke Spurs in front from the spot.

As the game wore on it became increasingly likely that Kane would need to come on with Spurs struggling to keep hold of the ball.

He visibly took a deep breath before running out on the pitch, but with the home fans booing, the away end stretched along the bottom tier of the Steve Bull Stand could clearly be heard singing: “Harry Kane, he’s one of our own.”







Wolves fans quickly replied with a song to the same tune: “Harry Kane, he wants to f*** off”, following that with chants like, “there’s only one greedy b******” and “he’ll be a Manc in the morning”.

But if there was any ill-feeling from the Tottenham end. There must have been some. It wasn’t on display, responding “Harry Kane, he’s worth more than Wolves”.

Not only was it a brilliant representation of just what has been missing in the absence of fans, but perhaps a message to Kane that despite all of the tribulations of this summer, it isn’t too late with his beloved fans.

Not yet anyway.




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