Harry Kane matches Greaves' record in the Premier League

Harry Kane matches Greaves' record in the Premier League

Harry Kane scored the game-winning goal as Tottenham Hotspur defeated Fulham 1-0 on Monday in the Premier League to tie the club's all-time scoring record.

At Craven Cottage, Tottenham had played poorly in the first period, but on the cusp of halftime, Kane scored his 266th goal for the Londoners with a signature finish.

With his performance, Kane equaled the 266 goals scored in 379 appearances by the late Jimmy Greaves. Kane, the captain of England, surpassed the milestone after 415 games.

Harrison Reed, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Willian all had chances to give the hosts the lead before Kane's right-footed goal, but Fulham was the superior team at the time.

Even after halftime, Kane had the opportunity to break the mark, but his header went straight at Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Tottenham's chances of finishing in the top four were resurrected by the win, which put them in fifth position with 36 points, three points behind Manchester United and Newcastle United, who both had played one less game.

Fulham has 31 points and is still in sixth position.

Kane continues to be the most dependable goal scorer despite Tottenham's recent extreme inconsistency; following his goal on Monday, he now has 16 league goals for the year.

In addition to needing one more league goal to catch Greaves, he also needs one more to join Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney as the only other players with 200 Premier League goals.

After Tottenham's losses to Arsenal and Manchester City, Kane said Sky Sports, "It was a difficult game, a very vital three points for us today." "A difficult week, but a solid 1-0 victory and clean sheet.

We wanted to return to our fundamentals, and keeping a clean sheet will be crucial if we want to remain in the Champions League playoff places.

Fulham, which may have finished sixth, was in control early on, so things did not seem good for Tottenham. Hugo Lloris had to make a quick stop in response to Reed's close-range volley, and Andreas Pereira's free kick was also saved by Lloris.

When well-positioned, Aleksandar Mitrovic headed an attempt wide, and Tottenham was guilty of routinely turning over the ball.

However, Kane had only one thought in mind when Son Heung-min saw him on the outside of the box in first-half stoppage time. After gaining some space with a few touches, he sent a right-footed shot inside the post.