The Fault of Granite

HARRY KANE scored four goals in four games for Bayern Munich on Friday… thanks to a mistake from his old derby opponent Granit Xhaka from north London.

However, the former Arsenal star had the last laugh in the Bundesliga duel against Bayer Leverkusen.

Granit Xhaka's error allowed Harry Kane to score early for Bayern


Granit Xhaka’s error allowed Harry Kane to score early for BayernPhoto credit: Sky Sports Football

Kane continued his fine form since joining the German champions, scoring his 300th career club goal within seven minutes.

The England captain nodded home a close-range corner.

And it was Xhaka who should have marked him at the back post.

The Swiss midfielder was caught watching the ball and left Kane free with a simple task.

Luckily for Xhaka, Alex Grimaldo equalized shortly afterwards with a great free kick into the top corner.

Kane was eventually substituted for old Stoke flop Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting with five minutes left as Bayern looked for a winner.

And the Spurs icon soon sprinted down the touchline thinking his side had done it after Leon Goretzka penetrated.

But deep into stoppage time, Bayern were heartbroken when the VAR intervened and awarded a seemingly mild penalty to Alphonse Davies.


Exequiel Palacios scored the resulting penalty to secure a 2-2 draw and ensure both teams remained unbeaten in the league.

Like Kane, Xhaka is a summer newcomer to his club, having left Arsenal after seven years in north London.

He has since started all four Bundesliga games this season for Leverkusen, who are managed by former Liverpool player Xabi Alonso.

As for Kane, he has picked up where he left off in the Premier League after his £104m move.

His goal on Friday followed a brace against Augsburg and a first goal and assist on the opening weekend away at Werder Bremen.

He hopes to continue this form in the Champions League with Manchester United as opponents on Wednesday.

Kane has scored four goals in four Bundesliga games


Kane has scored four goals in four Bundesliga gamesPhoto credit: Getty


ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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