High in the air: Thanks to his header, Harry Kane is now the sole top scorer in Boxing Day history
Photo: Kieran Cleeves / dpa
It is a tradition in the English Premier League that the ball rolls on December 26th: The "Boxing Day" on the island always offers high-scoring football matches.
The game between FC Brentford and Tottenham Hotspur also followed, with the 2: 2 (2: 0) Spurs caught up in the final phase.
Vitaly Janelt was the first to take care of this: the former German U-national player scored to make it 1-0 (15').
Ivan Toney, who is threatened with a long suspension due to a betting offense, almost made it 2-0 before the break (44th): Brentford's striker had rounded Tottenham keeper Fraser Forster, who represented World Cup finalist Hugo Lloris, and into the goal inserted, but before that was just offside.
Kane brings Tottenham back
A ricochet by England international Eric Dier then put Tottenham further behind: After Dier's unsuccessful attempt to clear, Brentford got a corner kick, which Toney pushed over the line at the far post (54').
Antonio Conte's team only increased the pace in the closing stages.
Harry Kane initiated Spurs' comeback when he headed in from a half-field cross (65').
It was Kane's tenth goal in his seventh appearance on a "Boxing Day", so he passed Robbie Fowler (nine goals) and is now the sole record holder on the traditional match day.
Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg equalized for the north Londoners from a good ten meters (71st).
Kane, with a header against the crossbar (84') and Toney, who was interrupted by Forster just before the goal (85'), still had a chance for their teams to score a winning goal, but the points remained tied.
Tottenham are still well in the fight for the Champions League places with 30 points, Brentford are in the secured middle field with 20 points.