150th Premier League Goal for Harry Kane

Pro footballer Harry Kane had plenty to celebrate on Sunday in Tottenham’s match against West Brom. The celebrated Englander and member of its national team scored his 150th goal in a Premier League match.

After the match, Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, commented that Kane possesses some special qualities as a striker. The goal was also not just his 150th in the league, but the goal that gave Tottenham the victory in what was a near scoreless match.

The win on Sunday was also Tottenham’s third victory in a row and had put them to the top of the league until rivals Leicester took over the top spot with their win over the Wolves. Sunday’s game looked like it was going to end scoreless after many failed attempts by West Brom to get the ball past Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris. One of those included a header by Darnell Furlong during the second half that Lloris quickly deflected.

Kane scored at 88th minute

However, as the 88th minute approached, Kane was in the right position to catch West Brom in a moment of not paying attention and scored the winning goal.  Afterwards, during post-match media interviews, Mourinho stated: “This guy does much more than scoring goals. For example, last five minutes he was playing as a number six and winning balls in front of the defence. Special.”

Mourinho added: “Harry Kane you have to say has this many goals, this many assists, this number of balls recovered, this number of duels won. This number of balls that he saved his team in defensive set-pieces. This is Harry Kane. It’s goals plus this and this and this and that.”

The Captain of England’s team latest achievement comes just days after Kane scored his 200th career goal with Tottenham. The achievement didn’t go unnoticed by teammate Eric Dier, who gave props to the captain saying that his achievement is a “fantastic record”. Dier commended Kane for breaking one record in the middle of the week and another one the weekend. He also stated that he believes the records will have little impact on Kane other than to push him onwards to another 150.

The scoring opportunity came about after West Brom was unable to keep track of Kane as he ran into the box. That allowed Kane to go in unchecked, pick up a pass from Matt Doherty and put the ball over the head of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.