Harry Kane has been making headlines throughout the season for Tottenham Hotspur due to his scintillating performances in front of goal.
This week, though, the 24-year-old has been at the centre of some negative attention, mainly from rival supporters, regarding his goal tally.
At the weekend, Christian Eriksen was credited with both goals in Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Stoke City, but Kane felt that he deserved the winner.
The England international insisted that he got a touch on the ball en route to goal, and his club backed him by launching an appeal to the Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Panel.
After reviewing the footage, an official statement from the league confirmed that Eriksen’s goal has been awarded to Kane, which means that his tally in the top flight has risen to 25, which is four adrift of Golden Boot leader Mohamed Salah.
Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer took notice of the controversial decision as it means that the Tottenham hitman is edging closer to the former striker’s Premier League record.
Shearer currently holds the title of all-time leading goalscorer in the division with 260 to his name, while Kane sits on 103.
The ex-England international seemed rather amused by the whole situation.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) April 11, 2018