Opinion: Harry Kane’s 10 greatest Tottenham goals of all-time

Harry Kane surpassed Jimmy Greaves to become the all-time greatest Spurs goal scorer on Sunday against Manchester City, but what are his 10 greatest competitive goals in lilywhite?

I am going to countdown the ten best Harry Kane goals for Tottenham based on the quality of the goal, with the occasion/context of the goal taken into consideration.

Harry Kane
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10. Liverpool (A, 2015/16)

This goal is simply an entry for how underrated it is. Anfield is a tough place to visit, and Spurs were 1-0 down and needed a goal. Kane received the ball inside the box facing backwards to goal, controlled the ball spectacularly and quickly smashed it on his right into the corner, hard and low. This is an underrated goal and would be so difficult to replicate.

9. Arsenal (H, 2014/15)

It would have been wrong to not include this goal. A winner, in your breakout season for your boyhood club in the North London Derby in the closing minutes is probably something we have all dreamed of as a child. Kane’s header was spectacular as well, he had to lean back and got an almighty dip on the ball. One of our own!

8. Leicester (Away, 2019/20)

I always find it difficult placing this goal because it is simply so unique. Have you ever seen a player score lying down? Harry Kane ran through against Leicester and was stumbling over, where kicked the ball on the floor, which somehow, lofted over Schmeichel into the top corner. Was this a stroke of genius or luck? If it’s the former, it is one of his greatest goals.

7. Burnley (Home, 2019/20)

This goal was always shadowed by Son’s spectacular solo run, which was in the same game. Kane’s finish in this game was superb. He was from some range, and whacked the ball with his right foot, with some pace, into the net. It was more the power than the accuracy that earned this goal, but it was undoubtedly unstoppable.

6. Stoke City (Home, 2016/17)

A title-chasing Tottenham seemed to be crushing through everyone this season and Stoke were no different. Kane scored a hat-trick in this game, but his second finish in this game was superb. A cross came into the edge of the box, where the unmarked striker spectacularly volleyed a goal with his left foot, which was at about hip-height. Technically, one of his best finishes.

5. Wolves (Home, 2018/19)

All great strikers can score with both feet, but this goal was simply special from Kane. Left foot, outside the box, smashed it into the top left corner in front of a Wembley crowd. A finish that even the away crowd could appreciate.

4. Borussia Dortmund (Home, 2017/18)

Spurs had a disappointing Champions League season prior, and in front of a Wembley crowd, they had to improve. Harry Kane scored a superb goal in this game, where he seemingly shrugged off every Dortmund player that came at him from the halfway line until he got into the box, where he powerfully caught Burki out at the near post with his weak foot. Probably his best Champions League goal to date.

3. Crystal Palace (Home, 2020/21)

In arguably Kane’s greatest season at Spurs, where he claimed the golden boot and top assist award, this goal was the best. A superb, first-time, curled finish from the right hand side, outside the box, into the top left corner. It was unstoppable, and just brilliant.

2. Chelsea (Home, 2014/15)

This was Kane’s breakout season, and this goal announced himself as a world class finisher. Chelsea had an unbelievable season under Jose Mourinho, and it took a mammoth effort to beat them on New Year’s Day. Kane dribbled past three Chelsea players, and smashed a cross-shot past Thibaut Courtois from 25 yards or so. A special way to announce yourself.

Honourable Mention: Juventus (Neutral, 2019/20)

This does not make the list as it is a pre-season friendly, but a last-minute winner against Juventus, from the halfway line deserves some credit. I have no idea why he chose to do it, but it was a spectacular finish. I still think Kane wants a half-way line goal competitively at one point.

1. Arsenal (Home, 2015/16)

Arsenal had just gone down to 10 men and Spurs had equalised, and the stadium was rocking. In comes Harry Kane from the left, who took the ball to the corner of the 18-yard box and whipped it with pace past Ospina to send Spurs into the lead, and White Hart Lane into raptures. It was a special goal, and undoubtedly his most iconic.

I may have missed out your favourite goal, and there is particularly a number of goals where they were important, but not necessarily great and therefore missed out. Either way, Harry Kane has a wide catalogue of stunning goals, and hopefully there is more to come.

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