Harry Kane enjoys a ‘magical feeling’ after breaking Jimmy Greaves’ Spurs record

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Harry Kane described becoming Tottenham’s all-time top scorer with 267 goals as a “magical feeling” and a “dream come true”.

The striker achieved the milestone, surpassing the late, great Jimmy Greaves in the Spurs history books, with the defining moment coming in their 1-0 win against Manchester City, a result that was no doubt hailed throughout northern England. London given that Arsenal also kept five points. point ahead of Pep Guardiola’s team at the top of the Premier League.

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Kane’s big moment came in the 15th minute, when the striker sent a lateral shot past Ederson after Pierre-Emile Højbjerg took advantage of a poor pass from Rodri 25 meters from goal and, moving inside the box, sent a pass well weighted to your companion path. Cue an eruption of noise from the home crowd followed by the flashing of “Congratulations Harry,” in gold letters, on the big screens on either side of the pitch.

Kane also became only the third player to reach 200 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.

“It’s surreal, a magical feeling,” Kane said. “So much has been said about it. [breaking the record] and wanted to do it as soon as possible. Doing it against one of the best teams in the world is a special feeling. I couldn’t have asked for more. Jimmy [Greaves] he was one of the best forwards to ever play the game, so to even be mentioned in his company is awesome. Going over him is a dream come true.”

Antonio Conte was unable to celebrate Kane’s historic goal in person while he remains in Italy recovering from gallbladder surgery. But assistant head coach Cristian Stellini, who oversaw Spurs in his absence, revealed that he congratulated the forward, as well as the rest of the team, via a phone call in the locker room after the final whistle.

“He was very happy and he has given all the players a day off,” said Stellini, who described Kane as a “Goat”. [greatest of all time] in this league” as well as “a great example”.

Stellini also hailed Spurs’ performance here as one of the best of the season. That was a fair assessment given how well the hosts defended taking the lead, in the process securing a win that bolsters their hopes of securing a Champions League place. Spurs are now one point behind Newcastle in fourth.

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City have lost all five games they have played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, failing to even score in the process. Their best effort was a Riyad Mahrez goal in first-half stoppage time that hit the bar and all in all this was a spotty and largely toothless display from the champions. Erling Haaland ended the game without having made a single goal attempt.

“We started well, as it usually happens against Tottenham, but we made a mistake and they punished us,” Guardiola said.

Asked if he saw this result as a missed opportunity given Arsenal’s loss to Everton the day before, the City manager played a straight bat. “We lost three points, but there are a lot of games to play,” he said.

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