Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has become the third player to score 200 goals in the English professional football Premier League (EPL). Tottenham caught Manchester City (Man City) in the midst of Kane’s record.
Tottenham won 1-0 by defending Kane’s preemptive goal in the 15th minute of the first half in the 2022-23 EPL home game against Man City held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 6th (Korean time).
With this victory, Tottenham recorded 12 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses (39 points), reducing the gap with Newcastle United (10 wins, 10 draws, 1 loss, 40 points) to 1 and maintaining 5th place. Man City, with 14 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses (45 points), could not narrow the gap with Arsenal (16 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses, 50 points), which was caught by Everton the day before.
Tottenham struggled throughout the game. Man City solved the game with strong forward pressure. The Tottenham players struggled to find a place to pass and fell far behind in ball possession.
However, a single mistake by Man City in the 15th minute of the first half led to Tottenham’s opening goal. Rodri’s attempt to pass the ball to Rico Luis in the midfield area was cut off by Pierre-Emile Hoivier. Hoibier broke through the arc at once and passed the pass, and Kane calmly opened the goal.
With this goal, Kane became the third EPL player to score 200 goals, following Alan Shearer, who scored 260 goals in 441 games, and Wayne Rooney, who scored 208 goals in 491 games. In addition, Kane scored a total of 267 goals for Tottenham, surpassing Jimmy Greaves to set a new record for the club’s most goals.
Tottenham took the lead by scoring the opening goal, but Man City still had the lead. Man City cut the Tottenham pass path with forward pressure until the middle of the second half, and at the same time knocked the goal with an attack led by Elling Harlan. In the extra time of the first half, Riyad Mahrez’s sharp shot came out, but had the bad luck to hit the post.
In the 14th minute of the second half, Man City removed Mahrez and put in Kevin De Bruyne to further strengthen the offensive. However, Tottenham did not lose their defensive focus until the end. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Cristian Romero was sent off due to an accumulation of warnings, and he faced an outnumbered team for nearly 10 minutes until extra time in the second half, but kept the victory. 스포츠토토
Although Son Heung-min failed to score points, he harassed Manchester City’s defense with his sharp penetrating ability. Son Heung-min, who showed solo dribble breakthrough at the start of the first half, threatened the opponent’s defense with dribble breakthrough twice in the middle of the second half when Manchester City’s pressure was somewhat relieved. Son Heung-min was substituted in the 39th minute of the second half and completed his mission.