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Kane bags 200th goal as Spurs beat Newcastle 3-1 to maintain Europa League hopes

Harry Kane scored the 200th goal of his club career as Tottenham beat Newcastle 3-1 to maintain their hopes of securing European football next season.

Jose Mourinho’s side climbed to seventh in the Premier League with victory at St James’ Park, Son Heung-Min opening the scoring for the visitors, the South Korean cutting inside before firing low past Martin Dubravka.

Matt Ritchie levelled the scores in the second half with a thunderous effort into the far corner, though the hosts were level for just four minutes as Kane headed home Steven Bergwijn’s right-wing cross to reach a double century of club career goals.

The England captain did not have to wait long for his 201st after heading home his second of the evening late on, and the 26-year-old was pleased after seeing his side secure a vital three points.

“A tough game and three massive points. We didn’t play as well as we could have but we got the result in the end,” Kane told Sky Sports.

Kane’s tally now stands at 201 goals in just 350 appearances, netting 184 times for Spurs in addition to 16 goals during loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall and Leicester.

The forward was pleased to reach the landmark total and admits he is keen to continue improving in the coming seasons, but insisted the result was the most important thing as Spurs seek Europa League qualification.

“201 in 350 games – that’s not bad! As always let’s try and improve,” Kane continued.

”It’s nice to get to that milestone but the points are the most important thing. Hopefully I’ll get a couple of more before the season ends.

“Before tonight we said win the three games and we’ve got a good chance of being in the Europa League, we’ve done the first step and two more to go.”

Spurs move up to seventh in the table after tonight’s win, one point behind sixth place Wolves, with Mourinho’s side facing Leicester and Crystal Palace in their final two fixtures.

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