The England captain, once again linked with an off-season move away from Tottenham, curled home an indirect free kick in the eighth minute only for Brian Mbeumu to score twice and set up another second-half goal for Brentford in a 3-1 Premier League win on Saturday.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Spurs may now struggle to qualify for any European competition for next season, having entered the game in seventh place – the only divisional spot for the third-tier European Conference League.
Brentford remain in ninth place but are just one point behind Tottenham heading into the team’s final matches of the season next weekend.
Kane’s 28th league goal of the season was perhaps his best of the season as he smashed into the top corner with a 25-metre shot after Dejan Kulusevski had tipped the ball back with the sole of his foot from a free kick. He put Kane eight goals behind league top scorer Erling Haaland.
Kane will be 30 years old by the time next season begins. With only a year left on his contract, he and Tottenham may decide this summer is the right time to give the club a run for some money for their star player and have a better chance at trophies.
Mbeumu cut in from the left for both of his goals, at the 50th and 62nd minutes, then led a counterattack before setting up Yoane Wissa for a balanced finish to seal Brentford’s victory in the 88th minute.
And Brentford were without Evan Toney, who was suspended for eight months on Wednesday for breaching the betting regulations.
Tottenham will finish the season at Leeds next weekend, while Brentford will host Manchester City.