There was a lot of narrative going on during and around Tottenham Hotspur’s win over West Ham on Saturday. Not only was it Jose Mourinho’s first match in charge in North London, but it was also Spurs’ first away victory since January.
So you’d be forgiven if you missed this — I did too! With his headed goal past West Ham keeper Roberto on Saturday, Kane has now moved into third place in Tottenham’s all-time goal scorer’s list with 175 goals, moving ahead of the great Martin Chivers.
That’s an impressive enough achievement as it is, but it’s even better: Kane did it in just 269 appearances for Spurs, an average of 0.65 goals/game. It took Chivers 369 games to hit 174 career goals. That’s astounding work from Harry.
After the match, Chivers tweeted his congratulations to Kane and sounded absolutely chuffed to bits to see him move down the list.
WELL PLAYED HARRY!!— Martin Chivers (@MartinChivers9) November 24, 2019
I was so proud to have that third place for 43 years. I wish you all the best in reaching the next target 208 goals.
Kane is now behind just two players: Bobby Smith (208 goals) and Jimmy Greaves (266 goals). Kane is only 33 goals behind Smith, and you’d have to think he’ll at least get there in the next year. It’d be a tall order to even get within striking distance of Greavsie, but y’all, it’s Harry Kane — who’d bet against him now? Certainly not me.