England striker Harry Kane continued his scoring exploits with two more goals as Tottenham Hotspur beat a Malaysian XI 2-1 in a poorly attended friendly that was subjected to protests.
The 21-year-old, England’s PFA Young Player of the Year after scoring 31 goals in his first full season for Spurs, poked home a rebound from close range in the 19th minute before finishing off a neat one-touch move two minutes before the break.
Kane went off after 57 minutes of the friendly, moments after a number of used fireworks had found their way on to the pitch at the 80,000-seat Shah Alam Stadium, which looked less than half-full.
Turnout was expected to be low after a Malaysian supporter group had urged fans to stay away from a fixture they had dubbed a “circus match”.
The Ultras Malaya group was angry at the Football Association of Malaysia for arranging what they perceive to be money-spinning matches and not focusing on the national team’s World Cup preparations.
Spurs’ second tour game is against Sydney on Saturday.
Manchester City’s friendly against Houston Dynamo on Friday is in doubt after severe flooding in Texas.
Several people have died and dozens have been injured following record rainfall over the weekend. On Monday, hundreds of basketball fans were trapped inside an arena after an NBA game.
City are currently in Canada ahead of their match against Toronto FC.