Tottenham's Kane sinks Man City with landmark goal

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Harry Kane scores for Tottenham against Manchester City in the Premier LeagueHarry Kane's goal against Manchester City was his 17th in the Premier League this season - and 200th of his career on the Premier League stage

Harry Kane became Tottenham's all-time record scorer, surpassing the great Jimmy Greaves, as his 267th goal for the club dented Manchester City's title ambitions at a raucous Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The England captain reached the landmark with a composed finish from 10 yards out after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg did exceptionally well to find Kane inside the box.

Fans jumped from their seats to applaud the 29-year-old striker, whose first Spurs goal came on 15 December 2011, while a message flashed up on the scoreboard inside the ground which read 'Congratulations Harry Kane'.

The 15th-minute finish was also Kane's 200th on the Premier League stage - only Alan Shearer (260 goals) and Wayne Rooney (208) have scored more.

It came against the run of play and with Spurs boss Antonio Conte recovering at home after surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Tottenham, who finished with 10 men after defender Cristian Romero was sent off in the 87th minute for two bookable offences, dug deep in their Italian manager's absence to frustrate City.

Pep Guardiola's side missed the chance to cut Arsenal's five-point lead at the top of the table following the Gunners' defeat at Everton on Saturday.

Riyad Mahrez went closest to equalising with an attempt which cannoned off the underside of the bar, but City are without a point - and a goal - in five visits to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

While they remain five points behind Arsenal having played one game more, Tottenham's victory moves them one point behind fourth-placed Newcastle.

Reaction as Tottenham's Kane scores landmark goal against Man CityKane passes Greaves as Spurs' all-time top scorerGo straight to all the best Tottenham contentVisit our Manchester City pageA message on the scoreboard at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium congratulating Harry Kane on becoming the club's all-time record scorerHarry Kane's first Premier League goal was in a 5-1 Tottenham win against Sunderland on 7 April 2014

A fitting setting for a landmark

Kane celebrated his historic strike with all the excitement of an 18-year-old - the age he was when he scored the first for Spurs against Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League 12 years ago.

It was fitting it came at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of his club's fans, who let out an almighty roar when the ball flew past City keeper Ederson.

Kane's 267 goals have come in 416 games while Greaves reached 266 after 379 matches.

The only disappointment was his manager Conte was not present inside the ground to witness the goal.

The Italian was absent after his operation, with his assistant Cristian Stellini taking charge against City.

Kane's team-mates and Tottenham's coaching staff stayed out on the pitch after the final whistle as the forward was interviewed on the pitch and savoured the moment.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Squad number1Player nameLloris

Squad number17Player nameRomero

Squad number15Player nameDier

Squad number33Player nameDavies

Squad number12Player nameEmerson Royal

Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg

Squad number30Player nameBentancur

Squad number14Player namePerisic

Squad number21Player nameKulusevski

Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-min

Squad number10Player nameKane

Squad number6Player nameD Sánchez

Squad number19Player nameRyan Sessegnon

Squad number38Player nameBissouma

Manchester City

Squad number31Player nameEderson

Squad number2Player nameWalker

Squad number25Player nameAkanji

Squad number6Player nameAké

Squad number82Player nameLewis

Squad number26Player nameMahrez

Squad number16Player nameRodri

Squad number20Player nameBernardo Silva

Squad number10Player nameGrealish

Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez

Squad number9Player nameHaaland

Squad number8Player nameGündogan

Squad number17Player nameDe Bruyne



Formation 3-4-2-1

1Lloris17RomeroBooked at 87mins15Dier33Davies12Emerson Royal5Højbjerg30BentancurBooked at 23mins14PerisicBooked at 75minsSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 79'minutes21KulusevskiSubstituted forD Sánchezat 88'minutes7Son Heung-minSubstituted forBissoumaat 84'minutes10Kane


4Skipp6D Sánchez9Richarlison16Danjuma19R Sessegnon20Forster23Porro34Lenglet38Bissouma

Man City

Formation 4-4-2

31EdersonBooked at 83mins2WalkerBooked at 90mins25Akanji6Aké82Lewis26MahrezSubstituted forDe Bruyneat 59'minutes16Rodri20Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forGündoganat 84'minutes10Grealish19Álvarez9Haaland


3Rúben Dias4Phillips8Gündogan14Laporte17De Bruyne18Ortega21Gómez32Perrone80Palmer

Referee:Andy Madley


Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Manchester City 0.

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Manchester City 0.

Kyle Walker (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester City).

Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Grealish (Manchester City).

Emerson Royal (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Rodri (Manchester City).

Delay in match because of an injury Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt saved. Rodri (Manchester City) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a cross.

Foul by Rodri (Manchester City).

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt blocked. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Davinson Sánchez replaces Dejan Kulusevski.

Second yellow card to Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur) for a bad foul.

Jack Grealish (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur).

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