Harry Kane on breaking North London derby record and Tottenham's title hopes after Arsenal win

Harry Kane on breaking North London derby record and Tottenham's title hopes after Arsenal win

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (2R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammates during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on December 6, 2020.

Harry Kane said three points against Arsenal were more important than individual honours as Tottenham Hotspur cruised to north London derby victory.

Spurs returned to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday with a 2-0 win against their neighbours, played in front of 2,000 home fans for the first time since March.

The jubilant Tottenham supporters saw Son Heung-min open the scoring in spectacular fashion after just 13 minutes, curling home from almost 30 yards.

Kane then doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time, finishing off a slick counter attack by slamming in off the underside of the crossbar.

Not only did that goal effectively seal the win, but it also moved Kane to the top of the tree for goals in the north London derby.

The 27-year-old was previously tied on 10 goals with Emmanuel Adebayor and Bobby Smith, but his 11th put him ahead on his own.

“It’s nice,” Kane told Sky Sports when asked about the goal and the record. “Obviously, a great assist from Sonny, nice to see it go in.

“But like we always say, the most important thing is the three points. It’s been a tough few games and we’ve come out well, so we’ve got to keep it going now.”

Despite Arsenal dominating the ball in the second period, Spurs were very rarely tested at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and saw the game out with relative ease.

“Fantastic,” Kane said. “It was exactly what we set out for, obviously.

“We played well in the first-half, the second-half was obviously a bit of a grind, but we dug deep and defended well. They didn’t create too many clear-cut chances, but yeah, we got the result.”

The win moved Jose Mourinho’s men back to the top of the Premier League table after they were temporarily knocked off their perch by Chelsea on Saturday evening.

With Mourinho getting a real tune out of his squad – are the Spurs players starting to believe?

“One game at a time,” said Kane. “We’re doing well in a tough period, but results like this will only help us. We go away to Palace next week and then to Liverpool, so the tough games keep on coming.”

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