Harry Kane entered the record books with the most goals scored by the same club within Premier League history as the England captain’s second half goal helped Tottenham Hotspur past stubborn Wolverhampton Wanderers in north London.
Kane took advantage to nudge Ivan Perisic’s goal over Jose Sa and send Spurs up to the top of the table. The goal was a reward for his perseverance after he hit crosses with headers during both halves at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Slick Wolves had the better of the first period in the first half, limiting their opponents to one shot on target and reverting to the sloppy pattern that has been their hallmark throughout their lone win of the season.
Record signing by the club Matheus Nunes was repeatedly a part of a impressive result with Goncalo Guedes during the forward’s debut for the club. The midfielder smashed a shot just a little wide, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris beaten.
185 – @HKane has now netted 185 Premier League goals for Spurs, overtaking Sergio Agüero with Man City (184) for the most goals scored by a player for a single club in the competition. Legendary. pic.twitter.com/IzqGldA3Lu
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-block enable-highlight” data-id=”28″>Tottenham increased their intensity towards the beginning of the second period, Kane only being denied by the crossbar once more after he shot his diving header from Dejan Kulusevski’s left-wing cross to Sa.
Son Heung-min smacked an effort against the side of the nearest post after a dangerous move by Kulusevski. Spurs tried on to break through the deadlock.
The manager Antonio Conte looked relieved when Kane scored his first time for the 185th time in top flight of Spurs beating the record of Sergio Aguero’s club and scoring the simplest goals that a skilled striker will ever score.
Lage The club brought the ball to Raul Jimenez who scored the goal when Wolves beat Wolves 2-0 at Tottenham this season. But the easily-perceived team could not complete an era of waiting for an Premier League goal that has already lasted for more than the four-hour mark.
No Kane, no gain?
Tottenham struggled to get past Wolves in the opening half and evidently received an arrow upon returning from Conte who may be thinking they had passed the sort of test they required to score three points to establish their statusor perhaps top four -the credentials.
Kulusevski and Perisic were impressive with their performances and the midfielder played a key part in their most impressive work outside the penalty box and the wingback often delivered enticing crosses from improbable positions when under pressure.
Although Son was less tense than usual, and Kane was frequently slowed down by a swarm of players There was a feeling of certainty that their primary goal threat could make the difference in the event that Wolves were unable to locate themselves with a killer instinct of their own.
“It was a difficult game,” Kane admitted afterwards when he spoke to BT Sport after passing another milestone and scoring additional points for his team towards the end of the week, when the club celebrated his 10th year at the top of the level of football.
“Credit to Wolves, they played well. In the second half, we came out with a real intensity, kept the ball better, pressed better and got the goal we deserved. We didn’t create much after that, but neither did they.”
Kane didn’t sound completely confident when asked if Spurs are now able to bounce back when things don’t go their way.
“Time will tell as the season goes on,” he said prior to two away matches in the next four days at Tottenham starting on Matchday 4 going in Nottingham Forest and West Ham. “We have to be better and get games started better.
“When you don’t play at your best and win games, that’s the sign of a good team. It’s been a fantastic nine or 10 years playing in the Premier League and hopefully I’ve got much longer to go.”
The familiar lack of bite could be a concern for Wolves.
Wolves manager Bruno Lage sounded cool and confident when he talked about his team’s ability to add aggression to their aggressive play prior to the game, but he did add a note of caution regarding how long it could take the new players to adjust.
Guedes was making his debut appearance since his arrival at Valencia for PS27.5m Guedes was making his debut after arriving from Valencia for PS27.5m Matheus Nunes Matheus Nunes, Matheus Nunes, their PS38m transfer of Sporting CP on Thursday, was a club record-breaking signing that made his debut.
The fans are eager for their attacking and creative players to be able to create an impact following an not deserved loss against Leeds and a draw at home against Fulham where Wolves scored 60 percent possession, but had only one shot hit the their target.
The pressure is not eased by the lack of a victory since April 2 which makes their intricate play and fluid football a deterrent as well as a source of frustration.
It’s not likely to be obvious that Wolves have been deprived of points and goals in their first half performance. The team’s calmness was evident since the beginning The visitors performed a lot of their work in the final third of Tottenham’s and dominated the home crowd as they created a number of anxious moments for a sometimes uncertain backline and challenging goalkeeper Lloris.
However, it was a game that was played to cause the away fans to offer the same amount of groans as praise. Nunes along with Pedro Neto were among the of the culprits, in the game as Wolves were unable to capitalize on having 11 shots that they had before the break.
Their link-up game was usually enjoyable to watch, and their swift passing routinely resulted in Spurs in the wrong position and left them in shadows, at times, when they committed the ball in potentially dangerous locations, to the unpredictability of Conte.
Wolves have more friendly fixtures to play Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Southampton following before they take on Liverpool as well as Manchester City in successive games. It could be a shock and a significant setback if they don’t get the long-awaited victory in these games, so lengthy as break records alert — they throw their chance in the air.
Spurs against. Wolves final score
Goals Kane (64)