Harry Kane grew to become Tottenham Hotspur’s joint all-time document goalscorer with the winner in his facet’s 1-0 victory at Fulham within the Premier League on Monday.
Tottenham had been second-finest within the first half at Craven Cottage however Kane produced a trademark end on the stroke of halftime to notch his 266th objective for the Londoners.
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Kane’s effort drew him degree with the late Jimmy Greaves whose 266 objectives got here in 379 video games. England skipper Kane reached the entire in 415 appearances.
Fulham have been the higher facet till Kane’s proper-footed end with Harrison Reed, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Willian all going near giving the hosts the lead.
Kane even had the possibility to interrupt the document after halftime however headed straight at Fulham keeper Bernd Leno.
Victory revived Tottenham’s prime-4 hopes, leaving them in fifth place with 36 factors, three behind Newcastle United and Manchester United who’ve each performed a sport much less.
Fulham stay in seventh place with 31 factors.
While Tottenham have been wildly inconsistent of late, Kane stays essentially the most dependable of goalscorers with Monday’s effort taking him to 16 league objectives this season.
As effectively as being one objective away from surpassing Greaves, he wants only one extra within the league to develop into solely the third participant to register 200 objectives within the Premier League — becoming a member of Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.
“It was a tough game, a really important three points for us today after the last two results,” Kane informed Sky Sports, referring to Tottenham’s defeats by Arsenal and Manchester City. “A tough week but a clean sheet and good 1-0 win.
“We needed to get again to fundamentals and clear sheet will likely be essential if we need to keep by the Champions League spots.
“We wanted to be compact and suffer a bit in stages. Tonight was a good sign.”
Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte praised his captain for taking part in with “a bit of a fever” and for scoring a “fantastic goal.”
“He [Kane] was amazing. He scored a fantastic goal and the way he controlled the ball and hit it that way, only a world-class striker can do that,” Conte stated.
“About the spirit that I spoke before, I want to underline that he played with a bit of a fever. He didn’t feel so good but he wanted to play because he understood the moment and it’s a point of reference for me, for us. We are talking about a player that has a fantastic ability. For sure I’d like for him to win something with Tottenham.”
It didn’t look promising for Tottenham within the early levels with Fulham, who might have gone fifth, in management.
Reed’s volley from shut vary compelled a response save from Hugo Lloris who additionally blocked a free kick from Andreas Pereira.
Aleksandar Mitrovic headed an effort huge when effectively positioned and Tottenham have been responsible of frequently giving the ball away as their insecurity was there for all to see.
But when Son Heung-min discovered Kane on the sting of the realm in first-half stoppage time the striker solely had one factor on his thoughts. A few touches earned him some area and he dispatched a proper-foot shot contained in the publish.
Tottenham have been much better within the second half though Fulham will surprise how they ended empty-handed.