Harry Kane has been speaking to the press after overtaking Wayne Rooney in the Premier League goalscoring records this afternoon, and described the achievement as ‘a special feeling’.

In a tightly-contested game at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, it was Kane once again who produced the goods for the home side and sealed all three points.

Harry Kane

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Kane took his tally for the season to 27 goals in all competitions (Transfermarkt) with a goal at the end of the first half thanks to a Pedro Porro assist.

The goal not only gave Spurs their first win since the victory over Brighton almost a month ago, but marked yet another milestone for the talismanic striker.

Kane now sits on 209 Premier League goals, surpassing Rooney’s total of 208 goals. The 29-year-old has reached that figure in considerably less appearances too, with Kane having made 314 Premier League appearances compared to Rooney’s 491 appearances.

In his post-match interview with BBC Sport, Kane commented on his ascension up the Premier League scoring charts and how special it feels to overtake someone like Rooney.

He said: “It’s nice to get on the scoresheet and when you win it feels that bit sweeter. I want to keep scoring goals so to pass someone like Wayne Rooney, one of the best players in this country, is a special feeling.”

The achievement adds to an already impressive year from the England captain, who has become Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer (GOAL) and the top goalscorer for his country in 2023 already.

Spurs Web Opinion

I didn’t actually realise just how quickly Kane has managed to overtake Rooney. To score that many goals in so few appearances is a testament to just how incredible Kane has been over the years.

There can be absolutely no doubt now that if he stays in England, he’s taking Shearer’s record eventually.

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