Harry Kane became the outright second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history as Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday.
Kane, 29, scored the only goal of the game in first-half added time, heading in a cross from Pedro Porro. The goal moved Kane onto 209 Premier League goals, surpassing Wayne Rooney in second place.
The win was a much-needed one for Spurs, who had lost four of their previous five games in all competitions. It also moved them up to sixth place in the Premier League table, four points behind Arsenal in fourth.
Spurs dominated possession for much of the game, but they struggled to create clear-cut chances. Kane had the best opportunity of the first half, but his header was saved by Palace goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
The second half was more evenly contested, but it was Spurs who took the lead in the 45th minute. Porro crossed from the right and Kane headed the ball home from close range.
Palace pushed for an equaliser, but they were unable to find a way past Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal. The win was a big one for Spurs, who will be hoping to build on this performance in the coming weeks.
Kane’s goal was a special moment for the England captain. He has now scored 209 Premier League goals, which is only two behind Alan Shearer’s all-time record. Kane is one of the greatest goalscorers in Premier League history, and he will be hoping to break Shearer’s record in the coming years.
The win was also a big one for interim manager Ryan Mason. He has now won two of his three games in charge of Spurs, and he will be hoping to keep the team in the top four for the rest of the season.