Tottenham end winless run with victory over Crystal Palace

Harry Kane became the outright second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history as Tottenham ended a four-game winless run with a much-needed victory over Crystal Palace.

Kane expertly headed in Pedro Porro’s cross in first-half added time to reach 209 goals in the competition and surpass former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney.

It proved enough to earn a first victory under interim manager Ryan Mason.

The hosts had gone closest to a breakthrough before Kane’s opener when Cristian Romero’s near-post header cannoned off the crossbar, while at the opposite end Clement Lenglet produced a superb tackle to halt Jeffrey Schlupp’s progress towards goal.

Sam Johnstone kept Palace in contention with a close-range save to deny Son Heung-min following an excellent pass by Romero inside the final quarter of an hour.

Roy Hodgson suffered just his second loss in seven games since returning to management.



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