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Kane’s Spurs record but Arsenal forge top

Brazil great Ronaldo was a special guest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and was pictured holding up a replica No.9 jersey with his name on it before the game between Spurs and Wolverhampton.

But by fulltime on Saturday, it was the scoring feats of Tottenham’s No.10 that everyone was talking about.

For it was a milestone day for Harry Kane, who netted his 185th Premier League goal – all for Tottenham, making it the most by any player for a single club in the 30-year EPL era – to seal a 1-0 win.

Kane evaded his marker to nod home from close range in the 64th minute and climb above former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero into fourth place outright in the league’s all-time scorers list, just two behind Andrew Cole.

It was also the England captain’s 250th goal for Tottenham. Jimmy Greaves’ club record of 266 is surely under threat this season.

“It’s been a fantastic nine or 10 years in the Premier League,” Kane said. “Hopefully many more years to go.”

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 hopeful.

But making it more difficult this season will be the form of Tottenham’s fierce rivals, Arsenal.

It’s three straight wins for the red-and-white half of north London after a polished 3-0 victory at Bournemouth, with playmaker Martin Odegaard scoring two goals in the first 11 minutes and centre back William Saliba adding a third from the edge of the penalty area.

Now, Arsenal – on a perfect nine points – and Spurs, on seven, are the current top two after three games.

Manchester City, who won their first two games, could break up the north London axis at the summit by beating Newcastle on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the English top-flight, these are already worrying times for Leicester — and not just because Brendan Rodgers’ team have yet to record a win after three games.

For the 2-1 home loss to Southampton, Rodgers left out Wesley Fofana completely from the matchday squad while the French centre back is being linked with a move to Chelsea.

Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, meanwhile, only started on the bench amid uncertainty over his future with less than a year left on his contract.

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 Che Adams scoring both of them – the second an acrobatic volley.

Fulham remain undefeated after beating Brentford 3-2 thanks to a 90th-minute header by Aleksandar Mitrovic, while the other promoted team, Nottingham Forest, were denied by a late Demarai Gray goal in a 1-1 draw at Everton.

Wilfried Zaha scored twice in Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa to follow up his well-taken goal in the 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Monday.

Mitrovic and Leeds striker Rodrigo are the other players on three goals so far this campaign.

Villa have lost two of their first three games and manager Steven Gerrard appears to be unsure of his best team, having started with a different forward line in each match.

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