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Spurs striker jokes about NFL career after penalty miss

Kane's penalty sails over the bar at Southampton. Credit: Reuters

Harry Kane has jokingly offered his services to NFL clubs after blazing a penalty over the bar at Southampton on Wednesday night.

The Spurs striker's spot-kick sailed over at St. Mary's when his standing foot dug into the turf and propped the ball up as he prepared to shoot.

Kane could afford to joke about the incident as Spurs eased to a 4-1 victory that leaves them just one point behind London rivals Arsenal.

After the match he tweeted: "If there's any NFL teams looking for a kicker in the future, have a look at my game tonight!"


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Southampton v Tottenham team news: Romeu returns

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu. Credit: PA

Oriol Romeu returns from a one-match ban for Southampton's home game against Tottenham on Wednesday.

But Saints will be without fellow midfielder Jordy Clasie, who looks likely to miss the festive period with a groin problem.

Full-back Matt Targett (hamstring) and striker Charlie Austin (shoulder) are both long-term injury absentees.

For Spurs, Mousa Dembele and Toby Alderweireld have shaken off foot and back problems respectively while Vincent Janssen should be on the bench after recovering from an ankle injury. Erik Lamela, however, remains unavailable due to a sore hip.

Provisional Southampton squad: Forster, Fonte, Bertrand, Soares, van Dijk, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Redmond, Taylor, Yoshida, Davis, McQueen, Reed, Long, Sims, Rodriguez, Boufal, Tadic.

Provisional Spurs squad: Lloris, Vorm, Lopez, Rose, Davies, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Dier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Walker, Trippier, Wanyama, Winks, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko, Onomah, Nkoudou, Son, Kane, Janssen.

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