Harry Kane’s landmark goal was the difference between the two sides as Antonio Conte’s side edged past Wolves 1-0 in a tough Premier League battle at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Following a below-par first half in which the visitors had the better opportunities, Tottenham Hotspur were much-improved after the break and finally penetrated Wolves’ purposeful defence thanks to Harry Kane’s header in the 64th minute. It was a significant strike for Tottenham Hotspur as well as him, as it marked our 1,000th home goal in the Premier League.
It was another notable goal for the striker, his 250th in a Spurs shirt, only the second player to reach that milestone alongside Jimmy Greaves, whose record 266 draws ever closer. Harry also moved into fourth in the Premier League’s all-time goalscoring list on 185, and he has now scored more goals for one club in the Premier League than anyone else, overtaking Sergio Aguero’s 184 for City.
After the match Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte said: “It was a good game, because when you win easily, it’s difficult to make a real judgement. In this way, you can analyse.
I also said to the players that the first half was important to suffer together as a team, don’t concede chances, in the first half, I don’t remember a big save from Hugo. In the second half, we fixed some tactical situations, and we pushed a lot with the pressure to defend with a higher line, created chances to score and in the end, I have to be pleased.
In every team, it’s important to have good resilience during the game, you never know what will happen. There are different parts in the game. At the moment you are going to suffer, you need to suffer in the right way, as a team. We did this together. Then, we overcame the first half, in the second half we played really good football, with great intensity. I’m sure our fans enjoyed the second half.
For sure, when you play against a team like Wolverhampton, with the players of their level, don’t forget in the last week they signed Guedes from Valencia, Nunes from Sporting, I think that we have to be pleased. I have to see the whole game. I know in the first half, we struggled, but in the end in the second half we deserved to win the game.”