Kane becomes Tottenham's joint all-time leading goal scorer : World Soccer Today
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Harry Kane tied Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham's all-time leading goal scorer by scoring his 266th goal for the team during a crucial 1-0 victory against Fulham on Monday.
As the England captain, Kane scored a precise goal from the edge of the penalty area at Craven Cottage on the brink of half-time, leveling with Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham's all-time leading goal scorer.
The record had been held by Greaves since 1970.
Kane's goal was his first in his last three appearances and he could break the record in Tottenham's upcoming FA Cup fourth round match against second-tier Preston on Saturday.
Kane stated, "The FA Cup is important for us. We will see what the manager says but I will be ready."
It is predicted that Kane will soon surpass Greaves' record as Tottenham's all-time leading goal scorer.
Kane's achievement of becoming Tottenham's joint record scorer is even more impressive considering the difficult start to his career, which included multiple failed loan spells before he finally became a star player.
The legendary Jimmy Greaves, who passed away in 2021, is considered one of the greatest goal scorers in football history.
As a member of England's 1966 World Cup winning team, Greaves scored 44 goals for his country and holds the record for the most goals in English top-flight history with 357 goals.
Kane's ability to reach this milestone and be mentioned in the same breath as Greaves is a testament to his innate scoring abilities and determination.
Kane is also one goal away from becoming the third player to score 200 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.
He also tied Rooney as England's leading goal scorer with his 53rd international goal during the World Cup quarterfinal defeat against France in December.
Kane's goal helped fifth-placed Tottenham close the gap on fourth-placed Manchester United to three points and was a much-needed result after consecutive losses to Manchester City and Arsenal.
The team's defensive resilience was also noteworthy during the game.
The match was delayed by 15 minutes due to local travel restrictions on the underground service in West London.
Despite the delay, Kane made sure the evening was a memorable one as he scored the winning goal and Tottenham were able to secure the much-needed win.
Kane's goal also brought him closer to breaking Greaves' record and becoming the all-time leading goal scorer for Tottenham.
Kane's rise to the top of the scoring charts at both the club and national level is a testament to his hard work and dedication to the game.
As he continues to score goals and break records, Kane is solidifying his place among the greats of English football.
Tottenham's goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, prevented Andreas Pereira's free-kick from scoring and later Kane scored on the stroke of half-time with a clinical strike from the edge of the penalty area at Craven Cottage.
Fulham had several opportunities to take the lead but they failed to capitalize on their chances.
Aleksandar Mitrovic's header from Kenny Tete's cross went just wide, Willian went close to breaking the deadlock just before half-time with a shot that Lloris pushed away.
However, Kane's goal came in the first-half stoppage-time and it was met with sarcastic chants of 'one-season wonder' from Tottenham fans, who recalled the doubting response to his first prolific season for the club.
Kane almost had the outright record in the second half, but Leno tipped over his close-range header.
Despite the pressure from Fulham, Tottenham managed to hold on for the win, thanks in part to Lloris' saves and Kane's goal.
Kane's goal not only secured the victory for Tottenham but also saw him move level with Jimmy Greaves as the club's all-time leading goal scorer.
Kane's ability to score in crucial moments and consistently throughout his career have earned him a place among the greats of the game, and it is likely that he will soon surpass Greaves' record and become Tottenham's all-time leading goal scorer.
The match also highlighted Lloris' importance as a goalkeeper for Tottenham, as his saves prevented Fulham from taking the lead and helped secure the win for his team.