Tottenham Hotspur completed their three-match USA tour with a 2-0 win over Chicago Fire

Aaron Lennon celebrates scoring Tottenham's second goal. Picture: Action Images

Aaron Lennon celebrates scoring Tottenham's second goal. Picture: Action Images

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Tottenham Hotspur completed their tour of the USA with a 2-0 win over Chicago Fire this morning, thanks to a goal in either half from Harry Kane and Aaron Lennon.

Spurs started brightly and were ahead early on when Lewis Holtby won possession from Fire skipper Jeff Larentowicz before selflessly squaring for Kane to convert.

Erik Lamela impressed again for Spurs following his two goals in the 3-2 win over Toronto FC, twice testing Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson with fierce strikes from 18 yards.

Between the sticks for Spurs, Brad Friedel only found his goal under threat on one occasion – when Matt Watson let fly from 25 yards, the American gloveman equal to the effort.

The half petered out with neither side really able to force another chance of note.

Spurs had the first chances of the second period; substitute Ben Davies blazing over before Lennon volleyed tamely into Johnson’s grasp after Christian Eriksen’s pass looped up off a defender and into the winger’s path.

Razvan Cocis and Dilly Duka combined twice in quick succession to create chances, with the latter testing Friedel from 18 yards at the second attempt.

Roberto Soldado was unfortunate to see an effort blocked well by Fire defender Greg Cochrane, before Matt Fondy found Milos Veljkovic in the way to prevent another chance for the MLS outfit.

Spurs did get their second with six minutes left on the clock, Soldado picking out the run of Lennon with a superb chip before the diminutive wide man scampered through to slot past substitute keeper Kyle Reynish.

Eriksen nearly grabbed a third in similar fashion soon after but Reynish was off his line quickly to block the Dane’s route to goal.

Spurs (4-3-2-1): Friedel (McGee, 78); Walker (Naughton, 46), Dawson, Veljkovic (Fredericks, 80), Rose (Davies, 46); Capoue, Mason; Holtby (Falque, 64), Lamela (Eriksen, 46), Townsend (Lennon, 46); Kane (Soldado, 46).

Unused subs: Kaboul, Ceballos.

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