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Tottenham star Harry Kane sends message to harshest critics after breaking Jimmy Greaves' goalscoring record

Adnan Riaz

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Tottenham star Harry Kane sends message to harshest critics after breaking Jimmy Greaves' goalscoring record

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has pulled no punches towards his detractors after he became Spurs’ all-time top scorer on Sunday.

Kane scored in the first half against defending Premier League champions Manchester City to surpass Tottenham and England legend Jimmy Greaves’ record.

The 29-year-old Spurs star’s opener was enough to seal a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Cristian Romero sent off in the second half.

Tottenham’s three points from the City match will be crucial for Antonio Conte’s men in their quest for a Premier League top-four finish.



Spurs are now only one point behind fourth-place Newcastle, although the Magpies have a match in hand over Tottenham.

Kane, who is under contract with Spurs until 2024, has scored an impressive 267 times in 416 appearances for the north London club.

Following his record-breaking milestone against City, the England captain took to Twitter and hit out at critics who called him a ‘one-season wonder.’


Kane tweeted a photo from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium that showed his goalscoring tally for Spurs on an electronic screen.

The England striker is third among the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorers, with Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney ahead of him in second place.

Kane is only eight shy of equalling Rooney’s tally and 60 behind Premier League record scorer Alan Shearer.


“Alan has set the record to beat. I’ll see if I can beat it,” he said.

“I'm sure he’ll [Shearer] be watching but I’m not sure if he’ll be happy or not! I’ve got plenty of goals to come, I’m feeling good.”

Shearer took to Twitter to congratulate Kane on breaking Greaves’ record and by welcoming him to the 200 Premier League goalscoring club.

“Congratulations @HKane passing the great Jimmy Greaves record at @SpursOfficial,” he tweeted.


“Also @WayneRooney and I were wondering where you’ve been! Well done on joining the 200 @premierleague club.”


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, England, Football

Adnan Riaz
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