Harry Kane scored his 266th aim in a Spurs package in opposition to Fulham. The one aim of the sport leveled Kane with Jimmy Greaves for probably the most in Tottenham historical past.
Extra importantly within the brief time period, the aim offered Spurs an enormous three factors in opposition to a London rival. It solidifies Tottenham’s spot in fifth place, three factors behind Manchester United. Conte’s facet has a five-point lead on Brighton. The Seagulls have performed two fewer video games, although.
The lone aim of the sport got here in stoppage time of the primary half, a brand new development adopted by Tottenham. Spurs scored twice on the finish of the primary half in opposition to Manchester Metropolis. Not like that recreation on the Etihad, Spurs managed to carry on to its lead at Craven Cottage.
Harry Kane picked up the ball together with his again to aim simply outdoors the 18-yard field. Defended by American Tim Ream, Kane turned left and fired seemingly a blind shot completely previous the left facet of Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno. The record-tying aim was certainly certainly one of Kane’s greatest for Spurs.
Fulham, regardless of flying ahead with Willian down one facet and Bobby Reid down the opposite, may by no means fairly discover an equalizer. In true Antonio Conte style, Spurs hunkered down, stopping even sniffs at aim from Fulham.
Maybe Fulham’s greatest likelihood got here within the first half, earlier than Spurs’ opener. Hugo Lloris denied Harrison Reid. Typically, all it takes is one second of main high quality. Kane delivered that, and three factors, for Spurs on Monday.
Kane evokes Spurs to victory at Fulham
Moments of brilliance are commonplace for Kane. The Englishman is degree on targets with Jimmy Greaves in Tottenham historical past. Nonetheless, he nearly topped Greaves within the Tottenham aim charts within the second half. His header from level clean vary met the paw of Bernd Leno, who stored Fulham within the recreation. That aim would additionally make him simply the third participant in Premier League historical past to succeed in 200 league targets.
The subsequent likelihood Kane must usurp Greaves is on Jan. 28 within the FA Cup. Spurs travels to Championship facet Preston within the fourth spherical.
Whereas Spurs followers rejoice three factors and a record-tying aim, Kane could also be delivering extra excellent news to the North London devoted. In line with David Ornstein of The Athletic, Kane is keen to increase his contract at Tottenham, which expires on the finish of subsequent season, if the ‘circumstances are proper.’
These negotiations begin after the January switch window. You possibly can comply with together with January switch window updates on deadline day on Jan. 31. Protection is obtainable in the USA by way of Peacock.
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