Premier League

Harry Kane: English striker overtakes Rooney as the second-highest scorer in Premier League

Harry Kane has been a bright spot for Tottenham this season, despite the club being plagued by controversies and disputes throughout the entire season. Yesterday, he created another milestone as he surpassed England and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney to become the second-highest goal scorer in Premier League history.

Kane goes past Wayne Rooney

Last night, Kane was on target as he headed home the winner against Crystal Palace, which led his side Tottenham on the sixth position, trailing by four points to Manchester United.

Kane increased his tally to 209 goals, overtaking Rooney, but he still trails the all-time top scorer and Premier League legend Alan Shearer by 51 goals, who sits on the top with a prestigious 260 strikes.

On course to become the highest scorer of the League?

Kane has been a top performer for the London club this season, and last night he created another unique record of scoring 10 headed goals in a single season, thus giving his side an all-important three points, which might give them a faint hope of a European qualification next season.

After the match, Kane was heard saying, “It was tough but really important to get the three points and a clean sheet”. Speaking about the form of Crystal Palace, he said,”Palace are in a good vein of form so we knew it would be difficult. Scoring just on half-time helped and we defended well in the second. So overall a good three points. “

“Is a special feeling”

Speaking about surpassing Rooney, he was over the moon as he went past one of the best strikers of the country. He spoke in elation, saying, “It’s nice to get on the scoresheet and when you win it feels that bit sweeter. I want to keep scoring goals so to pass someone like Wayne Rooney, one of the best players in this country, is a special feeling.”

Praises and applause poured from both sides as interim manager Mason said, “Harry is just Harry. It is a clinical finish. His overall play was outstanding,. He’s a team player but all his individual accolades are well deserved.”

It also led Palace manager Roy Hodgson to praise his opponent striker as he was heard saying, “He always scored in my four years previously at Palace. A real talent of a goal from a transitional situation.”

Reportedly, it was Hodgson who handed Kane his England debut when he was at the coaching helm for England.

Adding about the record, Hodgson said, “He’s a fine player. What he has done for this club has been enormous. Since he made his debut for England he has gone from strength to strength. He is still a young man and I’m pretty certain Alan needs to be concerned because Harry will be breathing down his neck.”

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