Kane breaks Greaves record as Tottenham beat Man City
Harry Kane became Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time record scorer with his 267th goal for the club arriving in the Premier League home win against Manchester City on Sunday.
Kane struck in the 15th minute to give his side the lead and his feat was warmly celebrated by the Spurs fans in the stadium.
England captain Kane had matched the tally of the late Jimmy Greaves when he scored the winner at Fulham last month.
Greaves’s record had stood since 1970.
Kane’s 267 goals have come in 416 appearances for the club in all competitions while Greaves played 379 games.
Kane’s goal was also his 200th in the Premier League.
A fitting setting for memorable moment
Kane celebrated his historic strike with all the excitement of an 18-year-old – the age he was when he scored the first for Spurs against Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League 12 years ago.
It was fitting it came at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of his club’s fans, who let out an almighty roar when the ball flew past City keeper Ederson.
Kane’s 267 goals have come in 416 games, while Greaves reached 266 after 379 matches.
The only disappointment was his manager Conte was not present inside the ground to witness the goal.
The Italian was absent after his operation, with his assistant Cristian Stellini taking charge against City.
Kane’s team-mates and Tottenham’s coaching staff stayed out on the pitch after the final whistle as the forward was interviewed on the pitch and savoured the moment.
Kane then listened to a message from Greaves’ son, Danny, on the big screen congratulating the player on his amazing feat.
Outstanding Royal helps keep Spurs in top-four battle
This was the second Premier League meeting between the two sides in 17 days after Manchester City came from 2-0 behind to win 4-2 at Etihad Stadium on 19 January.
This time Spurs held firm with Emerson Royal producing some outstanding challenges as City tried to find a way back into a highly-competitive match.
Keeper Hugo Lloris kept out an attempt by Rodri and Julian Alvarez saw his goal-bound attempt deflected behind by Eric Dier.
In an absorbing game, the hosts had chances to extend the lead with Ben Davies heading narrowly over and Ederson denying Kane a second.
The final whistle was greeted by another huge roar as Spurs marked one their best performances of the season with a crucial success which keeps them very much in the race to finish in the top four.
Day to forget for Haaland and City
This was a day to forget for City, who have now lost their last three league and cup games away from home.
Guardiola opted to start with both Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan on the substitutes bench, while Phil Foden was absent after feeling unwell overnight.
While Kane made the headlines, Erling Haaland had a rare off day.
The striker, who has lit up the Premier League with 25 goals in his debut season in England, did not register a single shot and managed just 27 touches.
City will look to bounce back at home to Aston Villa next Sunday, before a mouth-watering top-of-the-table game at Arsenal on 15 February (19:30 GMT).