Harry Kane moved level with Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer as his 266th goal for the club clinched a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Kane equalled the record in brilliant style, spinning away from Tim Ream on the edge of the Fulham box and firing an unstoppable effort into the corner just before half-time.
Fulham had started well, knowing a victory would send them into fifth place, above their out-of-form opponents, but they failed to capitalise on their early dominance and Spurs seized control.
Kane had a golden opportunity to score a second and surpass Greaves’ record when his close-range header was saved by Bernd Leno, but a solitary goal proved sufficient after a drab second half as Spurs claimed only their second win in six Premier League games and closed the gap to fourth-placed Manchester United to three points.
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte later revealed Kane had played despite suffering from a fever before the game. “He was not so good but he wanted to play because he understood the moment,” said the Italian.
“He understood he is a point of reference for us. Today I am really happy because I think he was rewarded with a goal.”
Fulham, meanwhile, remain seventh, their defeat compounded by the sight of Aleksandar Mitrovic having to be helped off the pitch after suffering an ankle injury following a challenge with Eric Dier.
Source: SKY Sports