England forward Harry Kane has now become Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading scorer in the Premier League.
He set the record on Saturday with his two goals in a 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley. The goals made him reach his 98th Premier League goal and surpass Teddy Sheringham’s previous club record of 97.
Son Heung-Min broke the deadlock midway through the first half and Kane made it 2-0 in the 47th minute after an excellent run and cross from Son, despite a suspicion of offside.
That goal saw Kane equal Sheringham’s tally and the England striker broke it 12 minutes later when he prodded the ball past Jordan Pickford from close range for his latest landmark display of the season.
Christian Eriksen completed the scoring nine minutes from time when he finished a sweeping move.
Kane’s latest record comes after a stellar 2017 that saw the 24-year-old set a new record of 39 Premier League goals scored in a calendar year, beating the 36 that Alan Shearer managed in 1995.
Kane remains well adrift of Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves’s club tally of 220 goals in 321 First Division appearances — to the relief of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“Harry Kane is such a talented player, so professional and I am very happy,” Pochettino told BT Sport.
“The good thing is Jimmy Greaves’ record is far (away) so not every week he is going to break something.” AFP