Harry Kane
Harry Kane

A jubilant Harry Kane celebrated becoming Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time topscorer as well as his side’s crucial won over Manchester City. Kane scored the only goal in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over the defending league champions, as he overtook Jimmy Greaves’ tally of 266 goals to top the all-time scoring charts for the north London club. The 29-year-old striker now sits alone at the top with 267 goals.

Harry Kane slot in the ball from a well-timed pass from Pierre-Emile Hojberg inside the City penalty box to put Tottenham in front in the 15th minute. Antonio Conte’s team then defended their narrow lead as City were unable to take advantage of league leaders Arsenal’s sloppy defeat against Everton on the previous matchday. Spurs moved two points within fourth-placed Manchester United, as Kane had a cheeky message for his critics after being crowned as his side’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane became Tottenham’s all-time topscorer, surpassing Jimmy Greaves who had hit 266 goals for the club. Credits: Twitter

Harry Kane calls out those who dismissed him as ‘one season wonder’ in the past

While Harry Kane might be at his peak of powers now, it all started in the 2014/15 Premier League campaign, when a 21-year-old Kane struck 21 goals in 34 matches for Spurs. The striker had signed his professional contract with Spurs in the summer of 2010, but was then loaned to Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester City before finally joining the north Londoners’ first team in 2013.

After a quiet 13/14 season, Harry Kane then started banging in goals for Spurs in his first full season with the club. However, despite scoring 21 goals in the 14/15 season, the England captain was still labelled as ‘one season wonder’, a term that was in full swing during those years. But he tore off that label in style after bettering his tally the following season by notching a stunning 25 goals in 38 league matches and winning the Premier League Golden Boot.

And six-and-a-half-years on, Harry Kane is Tottenham’s all-time topscorer with 267 goals, as he had one message for his critics after the game. The England captain a picture of the club celebrating his 267th goal with the caption ‘One season wonder’ accompanied by a wink emoji.

Back in April 2016, in an interview to talkSPORT, Kane had expressed his thoughts over the ‘one season wonder’ label. He told the British talk show:

“There was a lot of talk at the start of the season. It fuelled the fire in my belly to want to prove them wrong and I’ve gone and done that. It doesn’t stop here for me. It’s not a case of ‘okay, I’m happy where I am’. I want to go and get more goals, create my chances for the team and do my best for Tottenham Hotspur.”

Harry Kane has indeed done what he said, scoring 267 goals and providing an impressive 62 assists in 416 games for Spurs. His goal against City was also his 200th in the Premier League, taking him into the elite company of Alan Shearer [260] and Wayne Rooney [208] as the only players to hit the triple-figure mark. Kane will now be eyeing to take his goal tally for Tottenham past the 300 mark which he can easily achieve by the end of his contract at the club in 2024.