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Harry Kane shook off bug to become Tottenham's all-time joint-top scorer

Harry Kane revealed that he had to shake off a bug to become Tottenham's all-time joint-top scorer on Monday night.

The Englishman scored the only goal in Spurs' Premier League away clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage to boost the north London side's Champions League hopes.

Kane's first-half strike into the bottom corner from outside the box was his 266th goal for Tottenham, same with club legend Jimmy Greaves, who holds the record set between 1961 and 1970.

The 30-year-old had the opportunity to break the record in the second half but he saw his effort saved by goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Antonio Conte's side are now three points behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand.

"A really important win for us, especially after the last couple of games and get back to winning ways," Tottenham striker Kane told BBC Sport. "It is a tough place to come but we dug deep. To get the goal and equal the record was a nice feeling.

"I wasn't thinking about the record but whenever I miss a chance expect to score I am disappointed. I knew it would have broken the record but he [Bernd Leno] made a good save."

When asked about his future at Spurs, he replied: "I am concentrating on this season. There will always be talk about my future, I just want to focus on my job on the pitch. There is a long way to go, a lot to play for like the Champions League, and FA Cup, and that is what my focus is on."

"We are a little bit behind where we want to be but tonight was important. We had a good talk amongst ourselves, just to get back to what we are good at, clean sheets, compact, and hard to break down. Then we know we will have a chance to score and have players who can do that.

"Last night was a tough night, up every couple of hours. A bug or virus, I have three kids but I have a day off tomorrow."

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