‘Magical moment’ for Harry Kane as he becomes Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time record goalscorer

The England captain was almost lost for words after writing his name into Spurs record books on Sunday evening.
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Harry Kane described the moment he became Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time record goalscorer as ‘a special feeling’.

The 29-year-old picked the perfect moment to surpass the 266 goals scored by Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves when he grabbed the only goal of the game in Sunday’s hard-earned win against Premier League champions Manchester City.

The quarter-hour mark had just passed when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg stole possession just outside of the City area before finding Kane and allowing the England captain to stroke the ball across visitors keeper Ederson before taking the acclaim of the Spurs faithful after writing his name into the club’s history books.

 Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring the team's first goal. Kane scored his 267th goal and overtakes the late Jimmy Greaves to become the Spurs’ all-time leading  Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring the team's first goal. Kane scored his 267th goal and overtakes the late Jimmy Greaves to become the Spurs’ all-time leading
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring the team's first goal. Kane scored his 267th goal and overtakes the late Jimmy Greaves to become the Spurs’ all-time leading

“It’s hard to put into words,” Kane told Sky Sports after the game.

“It’s just a magical moment and I was so desperate to do it with a win. I wanted to win so badly. Once we went 1-0 up there, keeping a clean sheet and to do it in front of the home fans was a moment I’ll never forget.

“I think especially being here at home in front of the fans, there has been so much talk about it over the last couple of weeks, I just wanted to get it done as soon as possible. To do it in a big game against one of the best teams in the world, it’s a special feeling.”

Coincidentally, Kane’s record-breaking strike was also his 200th Premier League goal as he followed in the footsteps of Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney to becme only the third player to pass that landmark.

Kane’s first goal came in April 2014 when he scored in a 5-1 home win against Sunderland and the England captain has gone on to firmly cement his reputation as one of the most-feared strikers in the Premier League since that maiden strike.

The Spurs star described reaching the landmark as ‘exciting’ and expressed his desire to keep finding the net with regularity throughout the remainder of his career.

“It’s a great feeling. When I started playing regularly eight or nine years ago now, it was never in my imagination to scored 200 Premier League goals. To be there now is exciting and I’ve got a few years left so hopefully there’s more to come.”