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Spurs life after Kane exit ends in draw

Tottenham began life after Harry Kane with a 2-2 draw at Brentford in Ange Postecoglou’s first Premier League game in charge of Spurs.

The result came just a day after Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer completed his £100m move to Bayern Munich.

Emerson Royal’s first-half stoppage-time equaliser ensured Spurs avoided losing without Kane after Brentford had come from behind to lead 2-1.

Cristian Romero scored the first goal of the Postecoglou era with an 11th-minute headed opener.

But new Spurs captain Heung-Min Son fouled Mathias Jensen inside the box to allow Bryan Mbeumo to equalise from the spot in the 26th minute.

The Bees completed the turnaround 10 minutes later as Yoane Wissa’s deflected shot put the home side ahead before Royal got Spurs back level in the fourth minute of first-half added time.

Son and Richarlison both had good second-half chances to win it for Spurs but Postecoglou’s side had to settle for a point.

The new Postecoglou era was delayed temporarily due to sanitation issues at the ground with no running water available, but after a seven-minute wait the game finally got under way – and the action was flowing.

Tottenham’s two new vice-captains – James Maddison and Romero – combined in the 11th minute to give the visitors the lead as the defender headed in from Maddison’s delightful free-kick, with a lengthy offside VAR review confirming the goal.

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