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Harry Kane’s landmark goals as striker scores 200th for Tottenham

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arry Kane wrote himself into the history books on Thursday night by scoring his 200th goal for Tottenham.

Since making his debut back in 2011, the striker has gone on to become one of the most lethal finishers in the world.

Kane has led the line superbly for club and country, and his tally of 200 goals for Spurs has come in 300 matches.

Only legends Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith have scored more for Tottenham than Kane and he looks set to one day become the club’s all-time record goalscorer.

That day is yet to come yet though, so for now Standard Sport is taking a look back at the landmark goals on Kane’s march to bringing up his double century.

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Shamrock Rovers 0-4 Tottenham (15.12.2011)

It was hardly the most spectacular goal Kane has ever scored, but it was certainly a significant one as he found the net for the first time in a Spurs shirt. Tottenham headed to Ireland knowing they needed plenty of goals to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League. Ultimately the matter was taken out of their hands as Rubin Kazan drew with PAOK Salonika to eliminate Spurs. It was still a memorable night, however, for the 18-year-old Kane. He came off the bench with just 14 minutes to go and bagged himself a goal. Danny Rose swung a ball in from the left and, after Andros Townsend had headed it across goal, Kane was there to sweep the ball home from six yards out. Kane was off and running for Tottenham with that effort – and he hasn’t looked back since.

Everton 0-3 Tottenham (09.12.2017)

Even Kane had to admit this goal was something of a fluke as he reached the 100 mark for Tottenham in bizarre fashion. Picking the ball up out on the right, the striker looked to cross the ball into the box but it somehow deceived everyone and flew over Jordan Pickford’s head and into the back of the net. Kane didn’t know how to celebrate, but was quickly mobbed by his team-mates after bringing up his century of goals for Spurs. “I got a lucky one but sometimes you need that,” he said afterwards. “It is fantastic. It has been a crazy few years and to get the 100th goal was amazing. Hopefully I can get a few more.” He certainly has got “a few more” since that day at Goodison Park.

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Tottenham 5-2 Southampton (26.12.2017)  

By 2017, the world was starting to realise that Kane was one of the best strikers on the planet. The striker had developed from an academy product, who had bounced around on loan, to a deadly finisher in front of goal. This hat-trick against Southampton summed up his talent, with the first goal breaking another record. Kane headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer’s landmark, which was set during his time at Blackburn in 1995. The Spurs striker then, for good measure, added two more either side of half-time to bring his total for the year – for both club and country – to 56. That was two more than Argentina and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi had managed in the same time and Kane was rightly being regarded as one of the best forwards in Europe after a stunning year.

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West Ham 2-3 Tottenham (23.11.2019)

Given this was the first match of Jose Mourinho’s reign as Tottenham boss, Kane’s landmark goal is easily forgotten. The striker scored the third – and what proved to be the winning goal – to move his tally for Spurs to 175. That goal put Kane third on Tottenham’s all-time goalscoring list, overtaking the great Martin Chivers – who scored 174 goals for the Spurs between 1968 and 1976. It was a good finish from Kane, who powered home Serge Aurier’s cross with his head after the right-back had been given far too much time on the ball. West Ham scored twice to make it a nervy end to the match for Tottenham, but they held on as Kane and Mourinho enjoyed a memorable afternoon in east London.

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Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham (05.11.2020)

There was something surreal about seeing Kane notch his 200th goal for Tottenham at an empty stadium in Bulgaria. It was hardly the most fitting stage for a brilliant achievement, but nonetheless this goal was a landmark moment for the 27-year-old. He has hit his double century in just 300 appearances and he shows no sign of slowing down. Greaves is the current record scorer for Tottenham after notching 266 times in 379 appearances, but Kane will have him firmly in his sights now. “It’s a great milestone to reach and hopefully there are a few more to come,” said Kane. “Time goes so quick it feels like yesterday I scored my first for Spurs. It’s a great achievement but let’s keep them coming.”

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