Harry Kane now targets Shearer’s goal record

Harry Kane described becoming Totten­ham Hotspur’s record goal-scorer as surreal and a dream come true after taking his tally to 267 and moving past Jimmy Greaves on Sunday.

The 29-year-old struck in the 15th minute to earn his side a 1-0 win over Manchester City, also taking his Premier League total to 200.

Kane, who joined Spurs as an 11-year-old, was mobbed by his team mates after the final whistle then addressed fans in a pitch interview. A message of congratulations from the late Greaves’s son Dan­ny was also shown on the screens.

“It’s quite surreal, a magical feeling to do it in front of the home fans and to win the game, I want­ed to do it at this special place and in front of these amazing fans,” England captain Kane said.

“I’ve been here since I was 11 and it’s been a lot of hard work and sacrifice and dedication. I remem­ber my first Premier League game and now to reach 200 Premier League goals it’s hard to take it in but when I’m older and look back it will be something I’m very proud of.

“Jimmy was one of the best strikers ever to play the game so to go above him is a dream come true.”

Kane’s 267 goals have come in 416 appearanc­es for the club in all competitions while Greaves, whose club record of 266 had stood since 1970, played 379 games.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte was not present to see Kane’s milestone goal as he was recovering from surgery to remove his gall bladder but Sky Sports cam­eras showed Kane talking to him on the phone after the  game. -Reuters

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