Brazilian legend Ronaldo was a special guest at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday He is pictured wearing the number 9 jersey With his name before the match between Spurs and Wolverhampton.
By full-time, it was the Tottenham No.10’s scoring feat that had everyone talking.
It was a remarkable day for Harry Kane, who scored his 185th Premier League goal – all for Tottenham, making it the most by a player for a single club in the competition’s 30-year history – 1 -0 sealed the win.
Kane headed home his marker from close range in the 64th minute to move above former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero into fourth place in the league’s all-time goalscoring list, just two behind Andrew Cole.
It was also Kane’s 250th goal for Tottenham. Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266 is certainly under threat this season.
“It’s been a fantastic nine or 10 years in the Premier League,” Kane said. “Hopefully many more years to come.”
And some trophies too. Because Kane has yet to win one with Tottenham, whose last piece of silverware came in 2008 – a year before he signed his first contract at the club as a 16-year-old prospect.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said: “I think every player is ready to exchange personal achievements to reach the trophy.” “We are working on this side. The road is difficult, the road is long, but we must try. Do it.”
Making it more difficult this season is the form of Tottenham’s fierce rivals, Arsenal.
It’s three consecutive wins for the red and white half of north London after a polished 3-0 win at Bournemouth, with playmaker Martin Odegaard scoring twice in the first 11 minutes and center back Willem Sleba a third from the edge of the box. Added section. Area of penalty
In fact, Arsenal – on nine points – and Tottenham – on seven – are the current two leaders after three games. Manchester City, who have won their first two games, can break the north London axis at the summit by defeating Newcastle on Sunday.
The frustrated foxes
These are already worrying times for Leicester – and not just because Brendan Rodgers’ side have yet to record a win after three games.
For the 2-1 home loss to Southampton, Rodgers left Wesley Fofana out of the matchday squad entirely while the France center has been linked with a move back to Chelsea. Meanwhile, Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans only started on the bench amid uncertainty over his future with less than a year left on his contract.
“If your mind isn’t fully focused on playing, that’s the level at which you have to be completely focused,” Rodgers said.
“There have been a few offers for some players that are not close to the value the club wants to sell. None of them are for sale but I understand how the game works.
Leicester conceded two second-half goals to draw 2-2 at home to Brentford on the opening weekend and did the same to lose to Southampton, with substitute Chey Adams scoring both of them – The second an acrobatic volley. A 4-2 defeat at Arsenal came between those two home results for Leicester, who sold captain Kasper Schmeichel in the off-season.
Bournemouth may have been eased by Arsenal but in general, it was an encouraging start to the season for the promoted clubs.
Especially Fulham, who stayed on after beating Brentford 3-2 thanks to a 90th-minute header from Aleksandar Mitrovic. This first win of the season follows draws against Liverpool and Wolves.
Another promoted side, Nottingham Forest, came close to a second straight win only for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to pick out Demarai Gray in the 88th minute for Everton to draw 1-1.
Still, Forest will be encouraged by having four points, one behind Fulham.
Make it three out of three for Wilfried Zaha.
The Ivory Coast forward scored twice in Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa to follow up his well-taken goal in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool.
Mitrovic and Leeds striker Rodrigo are the other players to score three goals this campaign.
Villa have lost two of their first three games and manager Steven Gerrard looks unsure of his best squad, starting with a different forward line in each game.