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Kane 250th Tottenham goal takes them top

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Harry Kane has now scored 185 Premier League goals for Spurs to overtake Sergio Aguero with Man City (184) for the most goals scored by a player for a single club in the competition

Harry Kane scored his 250th goal for Tottenham and his 185th in the Premier League as they beat a defiant Wolves team 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The England forward reacted sharply to head in Ivan Perisic’s flick on from a corner to give Spurs their reward for their second-half dominance.

Kane’s effort also saw the hosts become the fifth team to score 1,000 goals at home since the Premier League was formed in 1992.

The goal had been coming with both the 29-year-old and his strike partner Son Heung-min hitting the woodwork as Spurs poured forward to break the deadlock.

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The intensity of their football was in complete contrast to the first period, when a Wolves team containing seven Portuguese players – the joint-most from a single foreign nation in a starting XI in the competition – were in the ascendancy.

Bruno Lage’s side restricted the hosts to just one 45th-minute effort and were unfortunate to see record signing Matheus Nunes nod Ruben Neves’ probing pass inches wide of the Spurs goal.

However, despite the promise of Nunes’ display and the neat and tidy football which saw them develop several good openings, Wolves lacked a spark in the final third as their winless top-flight run reached 10 matches.

Kane comes to the fore for Spurs

Having had to wait until mid-October for his first Premier League goal last term, Kane has now scored crucial goals in two of Tottenham’s first three fixtures in a month that he has historically struggled in.

His last-gasp equaliser at Stamford Bridge helped Antonio Conte’s side maintain their unbeaten start at Chelsea, while against Wolves he delivered a match-winning contribution.

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On the balance of play it was not unmerited, though it relied upon Kane’s persistence and capacity to immediately brush off one missed opportunity and search for another.

Having registered Tottenham’s only first-half attempt at goal with a looping header, Kane cannoned a header against the Wolves bar in the second period before brilliantly escaping the attention of Nathan Collins to nod home from two yards

Had Wolves had a player of his ilk at the other end of the pitch, the score may have arguably been reversed.

The likes of Daniel Podence and another new signing Goncalo Guedes both worked themselves into positions where Kane would have likely profited.

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Meanwhile, Raul Jimenez looked short of match sharpness when appearing as a substitute on his return from a pre-season injury and Lage will hope to get the Mexican up to speed quickly, with no side outside the bottom three scoring fewer goals than Wolves last term.

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