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Harry Kane equals Greaves’ goal-scoring record

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Harry Kane moved level with Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s record scorer when he scored his 266th goal for the club against Fulham in a 1-0 win on Monday.

The England captain netted on the stroke of half-time with a clinical strike from the edge of the penalty area at Craven Cottage.

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Greaves’ Tottenham record had stood since 1970, but Kane’s first goal in his last three appearances gave him a share of the milestone.

The 29-year-old is now one short of becoming the third player to net 200 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208).

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Kane is also level with Wayne Rooney as England’s joint record goalscorer after bagging his 53rd international goal in the World Cup quarter-final defeat against France in December.

Greaves, who died aged 81 in 2021, is regarded as one of the most natural goal scorers in football history.

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A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, who netted 44 times for his country, Greaves is the highest scorer in English top-flight history with 357 goals.

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