…..A record-breaking Harry Kane strike helped Tottenham edge to a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as Pep Guardiola’s side failed to make up ground in the Premier League title race.
Harry Kane now stands alone as Tottenham’s record goal-scorer.r
The goal puts him ahead of Jimmy Greaves on 267 for the club. Cristian Romero was sent off late for the home side. The result means City remain five points behind leaders Arsenal at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City missed the chance to cut the gap to the Premier League summit as Harry Kane’s landmark goal led 10-man Tottenham to a 1-0 victory that bolsters their own top four hopes.
The England forward took advantage of Rodri’s lapse on 15 minutes to fire home and surpass Jimmy Greaves as his club’s all-time leading goalscorer with a tally of 267 in major competitions.
It also saw Kane become just the third man to score 200 Premier League goals and was the highlight of a first half in which the hosts were the better side despite having far less of the ball.
City toiled but Riyad Mahrez almost levelled on the stroke of half-time when his thumping strike came back off the crossbar.
Tottenham, who were without coach Antonio Conte as he recovers from gallbladder surgery, continued to threaten on the counter attack following the break with Kane almost doubling his tally on a number of occasions.
At the other end, Erling Haaland was again a peripheral figure and City’s best chance of an equaliser came when Julian Alvarez’s goal-bound strike was deflected over the bar by Eric Dier.
Spurs saw Cristian Romero sent off for a second bookable offence three minutes from the end but held on for a deserved victory.
The result means City fail to take advantage of Arsenal’s defeat at Everton and sees the Citizens remain five points adrift of the Gunners having played a game more.
Tottenham stay fifth but are now just one point behind fourth-placed Newcastle, albeit having also played a game more.
Next up, Man City host Aston Villa on Sunday while Tottenham travel to Leicester on Saturday.