Tottenham 3-0 Pacos de Ferreira (Agg: 3-1): Harry Kane sends Spurs into Europa Conference League group stage

Spurs won the Europa Conference League group stage after Harry Kane scored two goals in his first season. Spurs defeated Pacos de Ferreira 3-1.
After a long-running transfer dispute that threatened his future at Spurs, Kane was appointed to the Spurs team and he will continue as captain. However, this will be overshadowed by his first-half double that ensured European football this season for Spurs.

After just nine minutes, the England captain opened the scoring with a well-taken goal. The striker then doubled the lead for the home team with another composed finish 11 minutes before the break. This was the striker's 39th European goal and 40th European goal for the club, more than any other Spurs player.

Vitorino Anunes' 70th minute own goal secured victory for Nuno Espirito Sante's side, who overcame their 1-0 deficit in the first leg to claim their place in Friday's draw for the Europa Conference League group stage.

Style: Kane returns to Kane

Kane was going to win this night and he could have scored the opening goal after only 18 seconds.

Cristian Romero's long ball above the goal was not controlled by the striker but he managed to get his shot over the line.

Image: Kane celebrating his goal with Ryan Sessegnon & Bryan Gil

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Harry Winks was able to retrieve the ball quickly, and Bryan Gil played it in. Kane controlled the cross of the Spanish winger and he fired it home.

It was a very special reaction from the fans. Any worries Kane may have had about his reception after this summer's transfer saga were eased.

Team news Harry Kane began his season's first game in Tottenham's Europa Conference League second leg against Pacos de Ferreira. After being keen to move to Manchester City, the England captain announced that he will be staying at Spurs this season. He was captain when Nuno Espirito Sante's team tried to overcome a 1-0 deficit in the first leg.

Bryan Gil and Cristian Romero, new signings, were given their first home starts. Spurs also had firepower at the bench with Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli as substitutes.

Ten minutes before the end of the first half, his second shot was blocked by Giovani Lo Celso. He tried to score a rebound but Kane found the ball and made no mistakes.

While Kane was the main star, Gil, who made his home debut after his summer move to Sevilla, was his understudy. He showed why so many people love him.

After a first-half effort, he hit the post and saw another goalbound strike block after the restart.

Image: Kane takes a shot at Pacos de Ferreira

Spurs launched a torrent of attacks and scored their third goal in the 70th minute.

Lo Celso fizzed a kick in from a wide position on the right. It took a nick out of Pacos defender Antunes, but the ball flew into the corner. The Argentinian was awarded a goal.

Kane was quickly greeted by a hero's welcome and left the pitch. It is clear that Kane is still loved at the club, which he actively sought to leave this summer.

The manager spoke...

Nuno, Spurs boss: "I have seen Harry every day since he joined me. Every day. Kane stated that he doesn't need to prove anything to anyone. He is committed. You can see.

"All the events that have occurred are part of the past. Let's move on and look forward. But I see him every single day.

"I saw him today during the training sessions. He was there at the end of the game. Now it's time to rest. We have one more person who can help.

"He played well, he scored, had good movements. He helped the team with possession, out of possession kept a good shape, and helped to recover the ball.

He is still learning. Playing is the best way to improve and compete. The edge of the game is what pushes players to the limits. That is what we expect of all players."

Spurs face Watford at Totenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday. The Premier League match will begin at 2pm.