Kane nets Spurs' EPL winner at Fulham

Harry Kane has become Tottenham's joint-leading scorer of all time by netting in a 1-0 win over Fulham that moved his team three points off the Premier League's top four.

Kane received a pass with his back to goal at the edge of the area on Monday night at Craven Cottage, swiveled and curled a shot into the bottom corner for the England captain's 266th goal for Tottenham, putting him level with the late Jimmy Greaves.

Greaves' tally had stood alone since 1970.

The finish was classic Kane as he moved to 15 league goals for the season, and 199 in his career. It is shaping up to be his most prolific season yet even if his scoring exploits have been overshadowed by those of Manchester City's Erling Haaland, who already has 25 league goals to his name in his first year in English soccer.

The goal in first-half added time settled a scrappy game that kicked off about 20 minutes late because of traffic problems in southwest London.

"It was a tough game and a really important three points for us with the last two results," Kane told Sky Sports.

"It is not an easy place to come, we are playing against a really good side who are only one spot behind us, but we dug deep after a tough week and got the 1-0 win.

"Hopefully we can use this victory as a bit of momentum, there are plenty of games coming up and there is still a lot to play for."

Andreas Pereira and Harrison Reed almost gave Fulham the lead inside 20 minutes.

Kane tried his luck from distance but his strike sailed over the bar, and minutes later Bernd Leno saved at his near post to deny Emerson Royal.

Late in the first half Fulham had another opportunity, but Kane put Spurs in front against the run of play with a landmark goal.

Son Heung-min laid the ball off to his strike partner, who took a touch to create some space before curling a low strike past Leno from the edge of the box.

His record-equalling strike was met with tongue-in-cheek chants of 'one-season wonder' from the away fans.

Kane almost moved past Greaves' mark in the 58th minute, but Leno tipped the striker's close-range header over the bar.

Aleksandar Mitrovic's 75th-minute header looped just over the bar and Lloris turned a Manor Solomon curler from distance away as Fulham piled on the pressure in the final minutes.

"We showed again when you play as a team, it is difficult to play against us," Spurs manager Antonio Conte said on Sky Sports.

"In the past few games I was happy for the performance of my team, but at the same time we had two losses.

"Now we have 17 games and today has to be a starting point to give everything, then at the end, we will see what happens."

Tottenham stay fifth but narrow the gap to fourth-placed Manchester United in the race for Champions League qualification.

Third-placed Newcastle United are also three points clear of Spurs, who have played one game more.

Fulham missed a chance to jump above Tottenham into fifth with a win.

With PA.