Kane sets new Spurs record as Chelsea stumble


London (AFP) – Harry Kane produced yet another landmark display as his two goals in a 4-0 win over Everton at Wembley on Saturday saw him become Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading scorer in the Premier League.

Saturday’s late kick-off saw England forward Kane score his 98th Premier League goal and surpass Teddy Sheringham’s previous club record of 97.

Son Heung-Min broke the deadlock midway through the first half and Kane made it 2-0 in the 47th minute after an excellent run and cross from Son, despite a suspicion of offside.

That goal saw Kane equal Sheringham’s tally and the England striker broke it 12 minutes later when he prodded the ball past Jordan Pickford from close range for his latest landmark display of the season.

Christian Eriksen completed the scoring nine minutes from time when he finished a sweeping move.

Kane’s latest record comes after a stellar 2017 that saw the 24-year-old set a new record of 39 Premier League goals scored in a calendar year, beating the 36 that Alan Shearer managed in 1995.

Kane remains well adrift of Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves’s club tally of 220 goals in 321 First Division appearances — to the relief of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

“Harry Kane is such a talented player, so professional and I am very happy,” Pochettino told BT Sport.

“The good thing is Jimmy Greaves’ record is far (away) so not every week he is going to break something.”

– Goalless Chelsea –

By contrast, London rivals Chelsea did little to take the spotlight away from under-fire manager Antonio Conte in a goalless draw with 10-man Leicester City.

Chelsea were unable to pierce Leicester’s defence even after visiting left-back Ben Chilwell was sent off for a second bookable offence midway through the second half.

The Stamford Bridge stalemate left the third-placed Blues 15 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City, who visit Liverpool on Sunday.

“I think we played with a lot of top players against Arsenal (in the goalless League Cup semi-final first leg), and then again today against a very good team,” Conte, who has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, told the BBC.

Elsewhere, Alan Pardew oversaw his first Premier League victory as West Bromich Albion manager thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion, while Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United came from behind to draw 1-1 with bottom-of-the-table Swansea City.

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