Harry Kane took his own count to 17 Bundesliga goals as Bayern Munich dashed into a two-goal lead on Saturday November 11.
Heidenheim organized a magnificent rebound to draw level, yet goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Eric Choupo-Moting saw Thomas Tuchel’s side over the line.
Harry Kane scored a brace as Bayern guaranteed an impressive 4-2 win against fearless Bundesliga rookies Heidenheim to remove Bayer Leverkusen at the top of the table. He scored in the 14th and 44th minutes respectively.
Thomas Tuchel’s side got a two-goal lead, thanks to their incredible striker, who has now scored an extraordinary 17 goals in 11 league games, with Kane turning and lashing the ball past Kevin Muller in the fourteenth minute.
‘King Kane’, as he is tenderly known in Munich, was left plain in the box and applied a shrewd header to Leroy Rational’s deft delivery.
Bayern were in cruise control at the break, spearheaded by the England captain, but suffered a brief collapse midway through the second period to gift Heidenheim two quickfire goals.
Tim Kleindienst gave the guests a life saver in the 67th minute, turning home Eren Dinkci’s cross, before Jan-Niklas Beste’s speculative exertion wrong-footed Manuel Neuer to draw the guests level three minutes after the fact in the 70th minute.
Tuchel had made a triple substitutions minutes before Heidenheim’s late attack, but it never truly felt like Bayern were able to give up valuable points in such dissimilar conditions.
The 33-time German champions came on strong in the closing stages and re-established their lead through Raphael Guerreiro before substitutes Mathys Tel and Eric Choupo-Moting combined to guarantee victory with five minutes remaining.