Premier League: Harry Kane’s 200th goal in vain as Southampton stun Tottenham Hotspur

first_imgPremier League: Harry Kane’s 200th goal in vain as Southampton stun Tottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur were humbled to a 2-1 by Southampton despite Harry Kane scoring a personal milestone of 200 career goals. Jamie Vardy too scored his 100th goal for Leicester City in their 3-1 home win over Fulham.advertisement Reuters LondonMarch 10, 2019UPDATED: March 10, 2019 09:27 IST Harry Kane scores his 200th goal for club and country by Spurs lost 1-2 to Southampton (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTottenham Hotspur were humbled to a 1-2 defeat by Southampton awayHarry Kane recorded a personal milestone of 200 career goals – for club and countryJamie Vardy too scored his 100th goal for Leicester City as they beat Fulham 3-1England captain Harry Kane scored the 200th goal of his career but his milestone was eclipsed as Tottenham Hotspur squandered a lead in a game they were dominating before suffering a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Southampton on Saturday.On a day when Jamie Vardy scored his 100th goal for Leicester City in their 3-1 home win over Fulham, Kane enjoyed his own landmark moment at St Mary’s – his 200th in all matches for clubs and country – to put Spurs ahead.Yet it was to prove an unhappy return to his old St Mary’s stamping ground for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino who, serving the first of a two-match touchline ban, saw his side capitulate to two late goals in five minutes from Yan Valery and James Ward-Prowse.Ward-Prowse’s stunning free kick winner left Spurs third on 61 points, still 10 behind leaders Manchester City, who were hosting Watford later on Saturday, and nine behind Liverpool, who entertain Burnley on Sunday.The win also dented Spurs’ hopes in an ever-tighter top-four battle for Champions League places as they remain just three points ahead of their nearest pursuers Manchester United, who play at fifth-placed Arsenal on Sunday.Southampton’s late turnaround, though, earned them crucial points in the fight to avoid relegation, just as Cardiff City were able to celebrate an equally important 2-0 win over West Ham United thanks to goals from Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa.Crystal Palace 1-2 BrightonThe Seagulls completed a first #PL double over their rivals on Saturday #CRYBHA pic.twitter.com/u2O8XFlgzuadvertisementPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019Fellow strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion also had reason to cheer as a dazzling individual goal from Anthony Knockaert sealed their 2-1 win at fierce rivals Crystal Palace.Cardiff 2-0 West HamThe Bluebirds earned a first-ever #PL win against West Ham and are just two points from safety#CARWHU pic.twitter.com/2ZtA4t1LdtPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019Cardiff’s win was not enough to take the 18th-placed side out of the bottom three but they are just two points behind Burnley and Southampton (30 points) while Brighton joined Palace on 33.Newcastle 3-2 EvertonThe Magpies became only the 2nd team to overhaul a 2-0 deficit against Everton at home – matching the achievement of Spurs in September 2000#NEWEVE pic.twitter.com/dIkxDb60RTPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019Newcastle United pushed clear of the struggling pack into 13th place with an astonishing comeback from two down at halftime to beat Everton 3-2, with a goal from Salomon Rondon and a late double from Ayoze Perez, that earned them a fifth straight league win at St James’ Park.Leicester 3-1 FulhamJamie Vardy netted his 100th goal in all competitions for the Foxes as Brendan Rodgers won his 1st home match in charge#LEIFUL pic.twitter.com/ybx5G43CnWPremier League (@premierleague) March 9, 2019There seems, however, no hope now for Fulham, under their caretaker manager Scott Parker, after their defeat at Leicester, whose own new boss Brendan Rodgers was grateful for Vardy’s late double.The brace ensured the England striker became the first player to achieve a three-figure tally of goals for the Foxes since Gary Lineker.Fulham are in 19th place on 17 points with their plight only topped by Huddersfield Town’s after the Terriers remained three points further adrift following their 2-0 home defeat by Bournemouth.Read More | Raheem Sterling hat-trick sends Manchester City four clear of LiverpoolFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow Harry KaneFollow 200 goalsFollow SouthamptonFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Jamie VardyFollow 100 goalsFollow Leicester CityFollow FulhamFollow Brighton & Hove AlbionFollow Crystal PalaceFollow Newcastle UnitedFollow EvertonFollow Huddersfield TownFollow Bournemouth Nextlast_img

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