Harry Kane's best Tottenham goals after reaching Premier League 100 club
Harry Kane scored his 31st goal of the season in Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday to join the Premier League's prestigious "100 club."
Kane, 24, is aiming to become just the third player to win three consecutive Golden Boots after Alan Shearer (1994-97) and Thierry Henry (2003-06). After his latest scoring feat, ESPN FC take a look back at the England striker's top 10 goals in all competitions for Tottenham.
Harry Kane salvages a point for Tottenham with his 100th Premier League goal!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 4, 2018
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10) vs. Aston Villa (3-1), Nov. 2, 2015
One of Mauricio Pochettino's favourite Tottenham goals, perfectly showcasing the manager's philosophy, was a tremendous, instinctive finish. With Spurs leading 2-1 in stoppage time, they cut through Villa with a precision counter-attack of six short passes, starting with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and ending with Kane curling the ball into the top corner with a first-time finish from 18 yards.
9) vs. Borussia Dortmund, (3-1), Sept. 13, 2017
Kane helped to banish doubts about Spurs' European pedigree and form at Wembley inside 15 minutes of this season's opening Champions League game. The striker had already assisted Son Heung-Min's opener and, with the score 1-1, he wrestled one defender to the turf on the halfway line and bulldozed another out of the way. His emphatic near-post finish should perhaps have been saved by goalkeeper Roman Burki, but the precision and power of the shot caught him off guard.
8) vs. Stoke (4-0), Feb. 26, 2017
Kane's opening goal against the Potters in April 2016 -- a cute curling finish into the bottom corner -- deserves a mention but his strike in February last year, in another 4-0 win, was even better. Christian Eriksen's bobbling corner found Kane in space on the edge of the box and, with his wrong foot, he finished first time with an exquisite half-volley into the bottom corner. He would go on to complete a hat trick -- his third in nine games.
7) vs. Asteras Tripolis (5-1), Oct. 23, 2014
Erik Lamela's rabona and Kane's cameo between the sticks after Lloris was sent off left the striker's first senior hat trick largely forgotten. Back then, Kane was still untrusted in the Premier League and wearing the No. 18 shirt but he offered a glimpse of what was to come with a trademark goal to open the scoring, firing a laser-guided 35-yard shot into the bottom corner.
#thfc Opponents for Kane's 100 PL goals:— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 4, 2018
WHU, Everton, WBA: 7
Saints, Arsenal, B'mouth: 6
Burnley, Villa, Hull, Norwich: 4
Chelsea, S'land, Swansea: 3
Palace, City, Watford, QPR, Hud'field: 2
United, Fulham, Boro, Newcastle: 1
6) vs. Southampton (2-0), Dec. 19, 2015
This goal on Kane's 100th Spurs appearance proved that his game is about more than just finishing. He picked up the ball just inside Saints' half, barged his way through two challenges before nutmegging Virgil van Dijk. His cool finish into the corner never felt in any doubt.
5) vs. Huddersfield (4-0), Sept. 30, 2017
Of his 56 goals in 2017, Kane named this as his favourite. The striker had already given Spurs a 1-0 lead, doubled by Ben Davies soon after, when he collected a throw-in with his back to goal, wriggled away from three defenders and unleashed an unstoppable left-foot shot past the goalkeeper from the edge of the box. It took Kane's goal-tally to 13 for September and left him admitting "it was probably my best month."
4) vs Chelsea (5-3), Jan. 1, 2015
This was the match when Kane came of age as a Premier League striker and his second goal showed a silkier, defter side, which was rapidly emerging in his game. With Spurs already leading 2-1, Kane collected the ball with his back to goal, turned beautifully and rolled a finish into the far corner, leaving Chelsea captain John Terry on his knees. It capped an inspired performance from Spurs' talisman.
3) vs. Arsenal (2-1), Feb. 7, 2015
Kane seems to have announced himself countless times and this game was another indicator that he was a man for the big occasions, with a gift for scoring important goals. Kane had already scored an opportunistic tap-in when he leapt like a salmon to head Nabil Bentaleb's deep cross into the far corner. The win moved Spurs above Arsenal as they began to look like a serious force.
#thfc Assists for Kane's 100 PL goals:— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 4, 2018
Chadli, Son, Davies: 5
Dembele, Lennon, Rose, Walker, Dier: 2
Bentaleb, Lesniak, Mason, Sissoko, Townsend: 1
2) vs. Chelsea (5-3), Jan. 1, 2015
If Kane's second goal was skilful and composed, his first was all about the attributes that have made him such an effective Premier League forward: power and deadeye finishing. Spurs were a goal down -- and facing up to more of the same against the league leaders -- when Kane barged his way through three Chelsea midfielders and drilled a fierce drive into the bottom corner from 30 yards. It proved the springboard for one of the club's best wins under Pochettino.
1) vs. Arsenal (2-2), March 5, 2016
If Spurs had gone on to win this game, the belief and momentum may have been enough to carry them to the title and, perhaps, this would be one of the most iconic goals in Premier League history. As it is, it is simply a stunning example of Kane's ability. He picked up Dele Alli's backheel, nearly on the corner flag, and drove inside before curling the ball into the far corner from the side of the box. White Hart Lane has rarely, if ever, gone so ballistic and for 14 glorious minutes the Spurs faithful believed Kane had inspired them to another big win.
Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.