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Cool and clinical: Harry Kane the goal machine

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Chants of "HARRY KANE!" rang around the Allianz Arena. It felt like the majority of the 75,000 spectators couldn't get enough of shouting the name of their new English hope. The striker had just made it 3-0 against FC Augsburg with a cool, sublime lob, his second goal on this Sunday evening in wet – very British – weather in Munich.

In the first half, Kane held his nerve from the penalty spot to give Bayern a 2-0 cushion. It appears that nothing unsettles the 30-year-old. Not from the penalty spot, not the opposition defenders and not even the hype around him. Kane – cold as ice. "It was a good win in the first home match of the season. We created good chances and could've scored even more. There's still room for improvement in the final third of the pitch for us," he said after the final whistle.

Harry Kane in the Bundesliga match against FC Augsburg
Kane's first: A penalty for a handball to make it 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Clinical Kane

The comfortable 3-1 victory in the clash with their Bavarian rivals demonstrated how much quality the German champions have gained through their new number nine. When the England captain gets the ball in a promising position, it often ends up in the back of the net. He'd already shown this clinicalness in the 4-0 win at Werder Bremen in the season opener, when Kane's debut goal made it 2-0 and settled what had been a close-fought contest up to that point.

Against Augsburg, the Londoner didn't see much of the ball to begin with and wasn't involved in many duels. He delivered in the key moments of the game, though. With both goals, he showed his fine touch as he stroked the ball into the net both times. When you need him, Kane is calling.

Harry Kane in the Bundesliga match against FC Augsburg
Kane's second: The goal for 3-0 after 69 minutes.

Good things come in threes

The summer signing from Tottenham Hotspur is already Bayern's top goalscorer with three goals this season. On top of that, he's only the third FCB player to have scored three goals in his first two Bundesliga appearances – after Gustav Jung in 1967 and Adolfo Valencia in 1993. "We have great quality in the team. I love the chemistry in the team, we're growing together more and more," added Kane following the home win. "It's been a crazy and exciting few weeks for me. It's all positive." The numbers back that up too: in each of his last seven league matches (five of them for Spurs), Kane has been on the scoresheet.

If the likeable striker carries on this way, he'll be hearing his name sung in many more home games this season, that's for sure. Teammate Leon Goretzka is pleased too: "He's a world-class footballer and a great guy. You notice his aura in the dressing room and he's going to establish himself as a leading player straight away. He's an absolute gain." 

Catch up on the key moments in our match report:

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