Tottenham ace Harry Kane is now the joint-third highest goal scorer in Premier League history
Kane gave Spurs an early lead after a low shot found the back of the net at newly promoted side Nottingham Forest’s City Ground. 10 minutes later, the visiting side were awarded a penalty after Steve Cook handled the ball and preventing a goal.
But, to everyone’s surprise, the England captain missed the penalty, as Dean Henderson dived the correct way. This was his first miss from the penalty spot since February 2018.
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Harry Kane is now joint-third in the all-time Premier League goalscorer standings! 👏 pic.twitter.com/r5CZmiLTSe
However, the 29-year-old would go on to make up for it as he headed in his second goal with less than 10 minutes left to play. Richarlison, who had come on, provided the assist with a beautiful outside of the boot cross.
Last week, the Tottenham vice-captain surpassed Sergio Aguero’s one-club record with the winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Now only two players, Wayne Rooney (208) and Alan Shearer (260) have more goals than the England striker in the Premier League.
Forest will be unhappy with the result as they were much of the better team throughout the first half. They missed some good chances, but ultimately ended up paying the price for such misses. Conte, meanwhile, will be a happy man.
His side looked threatening and took their chances very well. Dejan Kulusevski was again very good and made some very purposeful runs into the opposition box. The defence played their part very well, with Hugo Lloris pulling off some important saves to keep a clean sheet.
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With this win, Spurs continue their unbeaten start to this season. The three points see us move to the third spot on the table, two behind rival and leader Arsenal. Fans will expect the same performance, or better, when their side take on West Ham United this Wednesday.