The Belgium international’s third goal in three league starts for the club he joined from Wolfsburg for a reported 50 million pounds ($77 million) suggests his transfer fee was money well-spent.
Kane, who had yet to find the net for Tottenham after scoring 31 times last season, finally ended his drought in the 61st minute.
De Bruyne had put City ahead with a 25th-minute opener, only for Eric Dier to level just before the break for the hosts.
Toby Alderweireld is confident this can be a “fantastic season” for Tottenham, not that the defender is getting too carried away with the comprehensive defeat of Manchester City.
I know the goals were offside but we played very well in the first half.
“We are a young team, younger than City, and the potential for us is massive”, Pochettino is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Things went bad for Manchester City as they were forced to substitute skipper Yaya Toure, who picked up a hamstring injury.
City’s huge transfer spending to become established as one of the Premier League powerhouses has not translated into any great impact on the European stage.
Spurs climbed to fifth place in the table and are unbeaten in five games since losing 1-0 at United on the season’s opening day.
Spurs stretched their winning run to three games and unbeaten run into six following the 4-1 thrashing of Manchester City.
“When we get going in our stadium and the fans get behind us, not many teams can stop us and you saw that today”, he said. “We have an important squad and maybe we made important mistakes in the last games”.
In a 4-1 victory in a midweek league cup game against Sunderland, City were able to dominate from the first whistle to the final whistle.
With De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling testing the Spurs full-backs and Yaya Toure bossing central midfield, City were dominant and their superiority was underlined when they took a 25th-minute lead.
The Chilean defended his centre-backs after the heavy loss – “I think they both played very well” – and said that enforced changes rather than under-performing players were the main issue.