Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane made his debut in the Premier League ten years ago on Thursday when he came off the bench at St. James’ Park against Newcastle United on August 18, 2012.
Kane was not touted to make such a significant impact when he initially broke into the first team. He was even considered to not be good enough at one point during his loan spells at Norwich City, Leyton Orient, and Millwall.
However, it is safe to say that Kane has proven any doubters wrong, having arguably been Tottenham’s best player over the past decade.
The England international has racked up a massive tally of 250 goals and 59 assists from 388 matches throughout his time at Spurs across all competitions (Transfermarkt). His output in the PL alone is just as impressive, having netted 185 times and assisted 47 goals from 281 appearances.
The 29-year-old has also seen himself break several impressive records along the way. Individual accolades in the English top division include the most goals scored in a calendar year, most away goals, most Player of the Month awards, and most goals for a single club (B/R Football).
Kane has now revealed that his favourite ever goal in England’s top flight was the winner he scored in his first North London derby against Arsenal on 7 February 2015.
His side won the game 2-1 on the day as the Englishman helped them to all three points and took the first step towards cementing himself in the Spurs history books.
Speaking in a Q&A session on Twitter, Kane said: “So, My favourite Premier League goal ever was in my first north London derby.
“We won 2-1 at White Hart Lane, I scored a header in like the 88th or 89th minute, yeah I think just the whole occasion being my first north London derby, being at White Hart Lane and to score the winner in the last minute as the moment I’ll never forget.”
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 18, 2022
Spurs Web Opinion:
Scoring a winner in the North London derby is something a player would never forget, especially when it comes in the final seconds of the fixture. Looking back on the goal, it was a well-placed curving header from the star striker as Kane showcased his great attacking prowess and awareness even back then. The centre-forward leapt the highest to guide the ball brilliantly towards the far post, showcasing excellent technique at such a crucial stage. A great choice!
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