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Harry Kane vows to chase Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney into the Premier League’s all-time goalscorers list after he tied Andy Cole at 187 with his brace in Tottenham’s win at Nottingham Forest
- Harry Kane scored twice at City Ground to secure Tottenham’s 2-0 win
- England captain misses penalty in second half after Steve Cook touched the ball
- Two goals means he’s level with Andy Cole in the all-time top scorers list
- The English star admitted he has Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer in his sights
Harry Kane vowed to chase Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney into the Premier League’s all-time top scorer list after leveling with Andy Cole’s 187 goals.
The England captain scored twice as Tottenham won 2-0 at Nottingham Forest to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season. He also saw a penalty saved in the second half by Dean Henderson after Steve Cook acted.
Shearer has scored 260 times in the league for Blackburn and Newcastle, while Rooney’s 208 goals are now Kane’s next target.
Harry Kane scored twice to tie Andy Cole in the Premier League’s top scorers list
‘[It is] it’s definitely still a long way off, I feel fit, I feel like I have many years in the locker,” Kane said. “Every season I want to score goals and be among the names we just saw there and I’m excited for the challenge.
Alan and Wayne are two of the best strikers England have ever had, so even being in that category is nice for me, but I want to keep pushing myself and see how far I can go. So far it has been a good start to the season.’
Spurs manager Antonio Conte said: “Harry has to be our reference point on the pitch at all times, he has to be the leader of this team and I think he is working very well. He is fully involved in this project and to have him in this form makes us stronger and more confident.”
Despite saving a penalty, the England captain still managed to score a brace at Forest
After the win, the Italian added: ‘The game was really tough. Playing in this stadium is not easy, there is a lot of noise around the pitch. We have suffered.
“It’s not easy to get here and get three points and it’s a clean slate for us again. The players improve in their resilience.’
Cook was lucky enough to escape a red card after VAR official Stuart Attwell checked replays of his handball on the line with Kane about to head in Ivan Perisic’s cross.
Kane said: ‘If that’s not denying a goal, then I don’t know what is. I’m surprised with the decision.’
Kane’s first half effort was well taken and put Tottenham on the path to a convincing win
The Tottenham attacker now has Wayne Rooney in his sights in the goal lists
Boss Steve Cooper said: ‘That’s the mentality I want from the players, that’s how we want to play. We did a lot of good things in the performance today.
“What we didn’t do was the hardest thing and threatening enough to the goal. Despite all the positive things people will say, we do those things to score goals and we didn’t do that today.”
Cooper objected to the juggling of Richarlison during the closing minutes, which led to Brennan Johnson knocking him out.
“I wouldn’t want my players to do that. If that is accepted at Spurs it has nothing to do with me, but it would not be accepted here,” he said.
Alan Shearer stays away a significant number, but Kane admitted to being excited about the challenge of catching him