Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew saw 90 minutes of action but could not help his side beat Tottenham Hotspurs after losing 2-0 on Tuesday night to Spurs.
The Ghanaian was heavily marked by the defence of Tottenham who knew the danger posed by the attacker, who has scored twice in Swansea’s last four games.
Striker Fernando Llorente headed home against his former club from what appeared to be an offside position to put the dominant visitors ahead.
Having initially set out to contain Spurs, Swansea grew in belief in the second half and had chances to equalise, most notably when Mike van der Hoorn’s header hit the post.
But after surviving spells of home pressure, Spurs launched an 89th-minute counter-attack and Kane found Dele Alli, who had his initial shot saved by Lukasz Fabianski before scoring with the rebound.
That ensured Tottenham’s third successive league win but a first defeat for Swansea under new manager Carlos Carvalhal as the Welsh club stayed at the foot of the table, four points adrift of safety.