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Tottenham make decision about Harry Kane trying to claim Christian Eriksen's goal

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Harry Kane has completely divided opinion among football fans over claims he got a touch on Christian Eriksen's cross against Stoke City at the weekend.

For now the goal has formally gone down as Eriksen's, but Kane is adamant the ball brushed his shoulder as it flew past Jack Butland.

Some fans have slammed the England international for trying to steal a goal from one of his teammates, while others believe that's what makes him a world-class striker.

"It's my goal for sure. It flicked off my shoulder and went in," said Kane in his post-match interview. "I swear that's mine. It was just off my shoulder. I don't care, it's my goal.

"I swear on my daughter's life that I touched the ball, but there's nothing I can do. If they turn it around, they turn it around. If they take my word, they take my word. It is what it is."

Eriksen, on the other hand, seemed far less bothered by who got the final touch. When asked whose goal it was, the Dane replied: "I don't know.

"He celebrated like it was his goal so I expect he touched it. I'll take the assist. That's fine. Of course [you have to take his word for it], but on the camera we will see if it's true or not. I think it is."


Kane is chasing a third-consecutive Premier League Golden Boot, which no player has achieved since Thierry Henry at Arsenal.

It's no wonder the Englishman is so desperate for the goal to be his considering he's currently five behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (29) in the top goalscorers chart.

But what do Tottenham make of the situation? Well, according to the Times and various other outlets, a club decision has been made.


In an unprecedented and somewhat controversial move, Spurs have lodged an appeal to the Premier League to have the goal go down as Kane's, not Eriksen's.

A new panel will now review footage of Eriksen's goal and decipher whether Kane indeed got a touch.

It's a decision that may not sit well with some people. By lodging an appeal, Tottenham have sided with Kane in his pursuit of notching his 25th league goal of the season.

How Eriksen must feel about that is anyone's guess, but the 26-year-old is a class act so he probably won't make a fuss.

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