Premier League: Laborious but precious success for Tottenham against Wolverhampton

Premier League: Laborious but precious success for Tottenham against Wolverhampton

The Spurs took at least temporarily the lead of the championship by dominating the Wolves this Saturday (1-0).

Striker Kane congratulated by Son MATTHEW CHILDS / REUTERS

Again laborious, Tottenham relied on its star Harry Kane to beat Wolverhampton (1-0) on Saturday during the third day, the English striker offering himself the record for the number of goals scored in the Premier League on this occasion. with one club (185). Thanks to this narrow success, Antonio Conte’s team temporarily takes the lead in the English championship. With two wins and a draw, the start of the season for Spurs is good in accounting terms, much less in terms of form.

The first half was quite similar to last Sunday’s performance at Chelsea and a reminder of how lucky the draw (2-2) was. The Londoners were better in the second half, but were threatened until the end by a Wolverhampton outfit who do not usually shine on the attacking side, and who have scored just one goal in three games . With half as many attempts as their opponents over the whole match (11 against 20), and identical ball possession, the Londoners are doing quite well, once again, and will be able to take advantage of an affordable trip the next weekend at promoted Nottingham Forest to strengthen their balance sheet.

Harry Kane took advantage of a deflection of rookie Ivan Perisic’s header from a corner to score a goal almost identical to that of the final equalizer at Stamford Bridge last Sunday (64th, 1-0). The England striker now holds the record for most Premier League goals scored with a single club. With his 185th league goal for Tottenham, Kane, 29, surpasses Argentina striker Sergio Aguero’s tally of 184, who played at Manchester City from 2011-2021. It is also Kane’s 250th goal in all competitions combined, for Tottenham, his training club, which allows him to be 16 goals behind Jimmy Greaves, the top scorer in the history of the north London team. The latter is also the top scorer in the history of the English championship with his 357 goals scored in the colors of Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham.