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Harry Kane equals Greaves record to seal Tottenham win

Harry Kane turned Tottenham Hotspur’s joint all-time document goalscorer with the winner in his aspect’s 1-0 victory at Fulham within the Premier League on Monday.

Tottenham had been second-best 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.

Kane’s effort drew him degree with the late Jimmy Greaves whose 266 targets got here in 379 video games. England skipper Kane reached the whole in 415 appearances.

Fulham have been the higher aspect till Kane’s right-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 top-four 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 probably the most dependable of goalscorers with Monday’s effort taking him to 16 league targets this season.

As nicely as being one objective away from surpassing Greaves, he wants only one extra within the league to turn into solely the third participant to register 200 targets 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 might be vital 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.”

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 pressured a response save from Hugo Lloris who additionally blocked a free kick from Andreas Pereira.

Aleksandar Mitrovic headed an effort vast when nicely positioned and Tottenham have been responsible of regularly 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 world 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 right-foot shot contained in the submit.

Tottenham have been much better within the second half though Fulham will marvel how they ended empty-handed.

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