Harry Kane fired Tottenham to the top of the Premier League as the striker's late goal sealed a 1-0 win against struggling West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
AllNews understands that Kane broke Albion's resistance in the 88th minute when Matt Doherty's cross caused indecision from Johnstone and the England captain arrived to flick a header into the far corner.
Jose Mourinho's side knocked Southampton out of first place thanks to Kane's dramatic intervention at the Hawthorns.
His 150th Premier League goal was perfectly timed after Tottenham had laboured to break down stubborn Albion.
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Thank you, @HKane ?#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/O3JbYbnIhM— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 8, 2020
Having scored his 200th Tottenham goal in all competitions against Ludogorets on Thursday, Kane now has 13 goals this season.
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Not only Kane in the Spurs squad reached a hallmark even Eric Dier marked his 250th appearance for Tottenham Hotspur.
"It feels fantastic!"— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 8, 2020
? What a performance from @ericdier on his 250th appearance for Spurs! #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/c7L8YpbIpU
Tottenham is one point clear at the top, but they would be passed later on Sunday by Leicester if they beat Wolves, or Liverpool if they win at Manchester City.
Mourinho started with Kane, Gareth Bale, and Son Heung-min in his front three for the first time, and while the latter two were quiet, Kane was on hand to clinch Tottenham's third successive league victory.
Tottenham is now unbeaten in their last seven league games but was below their best for long periods against a West Brom team still without a league win this term.
Mourinho has had a recent habit of making social media posts that take a swipe at his players when they under-perform, so it would have been no surprise if the Tottenham boss was thinking of another acerbic message until Kane came to the rescue.
"We are a team and the boys are behaving like a team."— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 8, 2020
? Jose's reaction at The Hawthorns. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/vcFFOtZm3F
Instead, Mourinho leapt to his feet on the touchline to celebrate a win that emphasized Tottenham's determined attitude.
West Brom had suffered a pre-match blow when Branislav Ivanovic and Matheus Pereira were ruled out after both tested positive for the coronavirus.