Harry Kane broke Jimmy Greaves’ record to become Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer as they inflicted a blow to Manchester City’s title-defence with a 1-0 win in a frantic encounter.
Kane punished Rodri’s error in possession on the edge of his own box by scoring his 267th goal in Spurs colours (15) as City failed to take advantage of league leaders Arsenal’s defeat at Everton on Saturday.
Spurs held on despite Cristian Romero’s late red card (87) for a second bookable offence to ensure City have now lost all five of their games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and remain five points behind the Gunners in their race for a third successive title.
Spurs, meanwhile, move to within a point of the top four having played a game more than their rivals after recording three consecutive wins for just the second time this season with one of their best performances of the campaign.
Man City dominated possession in the early stages but looked vulnerable to the counter-attack. The early blow, though, came after Rodri gave up possession on the edge of his own box to allow Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to set up Kane to become Spurs’ all-time leading scorer.
Kane received the ball at an angle and slotted home first-time with a low finish, which was his first touch of the game with his feet after 15 minutes. It was a landmark goal for the 29-year-old as he became Spurs’ record scorer on 267 and the quickest player to 200 Premier League goals.
Spurs were roared on by the home crowd after going ahead and continued to cause City problems with Kane coming close to doubling their lead at a set-piece. City, though had a chance to level in the dying moments of the first-half as Riyad Mahrez rattled the bar with a strike from inside the box.