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EPL: Kane Scores Historic Goal To Claim Win Over Fulham

EPL: Kane Scores Historic Goal To Claim Win Over Fulham

Harry Kane

Harry Kane sealed his place in Tottenham Hotspurs' history books while also completing a narrow 1-0 win over Fulham in the London derby on Monday.

Kane's superb strike in Tottenham's 1-0 win at Fulham on Monday took him to level with Jimmy Greaves in Tottenham's scoring chart with 266 goals for the north London club.


The 29-year-old was already well established as a Tottenham icon, but securing a share of a goal record held by Greaves since 1970 takes him into even more rarefied air.

Greaves, who died aged 81 in 2021, is regarded as one of the most natural goal scorers in football history.

A member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning squad who netted 44 times for his country, Greaves is the highest scorer in English top-flight history with 357 goals.

The former Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham striker finished as the First Division's leading scorer in six seasons.

For Kane to stand alongside Greaves in the Tottenham history books is all the more remarkable given the doubts that surrounded him at the start of his career.

Hard as it is to imagine now, there were those who suspected Kane, then a cumbersome teenager whose natural goal-scoring gifts had yet to emerge, would never make it at the highest level after he joined Tottenham's academy in 2009.

There were almost two years between Kane's first Tottenham goal against Shamrock Rovers in 2011 and his next against Hull in 2013.

Temporary moves to Leyton Orient and Millwall provided glimpses of Kane's potential, but the lowest ebb of his learning curve came during difficult loan spells at Leicester and Norwich in the 2012-13 season.

Kane failed to score for Norwich and struck just twice for second tier Leicester.

"That was the lowest time. I was 19, living away from home and not playing. You always have that doubt. If you're not playing there then how are you ever going to play for Tottenham?" Kane said.

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