Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright is in awe of Tottenham Hotspur centre-forward Harry Kane for his actions that led to his goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Tottenham got all three points in a hard-fought fixture against Wolves after Kane nodded home a winner at the far post.
He scored the only goal of the game, making him the leading scorer for a single Premier League club with 185 goals, surpassing the record held by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (Metro).
Son Heung-Min delivered the corner into the near post, which was flicked on by Ivan Perisic, giving Kane the opportunity to give Spurs all three points with a simple header.
The England skipper already has two goals to his name this season from the three games he has played so far (Transfermarkt), including the late equaliser against Chelsea.
Now, Wright has delved deep into what Kane did in the build-up to the corner to create a goalscoring opportunity. The Gunners legend pointed out that the 29-year-old deserved credit as it was more than a mere tap-in at the far corner.
Wright explained how Kane’s movement off the ball to throw off Nathan Collins was deserving of more discussion this week.
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Wright spoke on his Wrighty’s House Podcast: “Harry Kane’s movement for his goal was underrated. I didn’t see enough talking about how many moves he made when that ball was kicked to the point it got flicked on to the point where he got a tap-in a yard out.
“He made three moves on that defender and the last move he made, he was going towards the goal, the defender was going away from the goal. Because that is what you do when you’re an elite striker.”
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It is quite normal for people to get drawn towards the ball and not recognise the actions that take place around it. Kane’s goal against Bruno Lage’s side falls in this category, which resulted in the forward not getting the deserved recognition despite his crucial impact.
Kane has earned lots of praise in recent years for developing his overall game to become more well-rounded on the ball. But people often forget how good he is when it comes to being a presence in the box, which is what he showcased against Wolves last weekend.