Tottenham Hotspur have moved on to level points with third place Liverpool after seeing off Stoke City 2-1 to maintain their unbeaten run in the league in 2018.
Christian Eriksen scored twice to seal the victory for Spurs and set them on course to yet again qualify for Champions League football next season.
Originally Harry Kane was the player credited with Tottenham’s second goal of the game, however, following further inspection the Dane has been awarded the goal with the Premier League panel decided the golden-boot chasing Kane did not get a touch.
Premier League pannel’s verdict
After review, the Premier League Match Centre has awarded Spurs’ 2nd goal to Christian Eriksen
— Premier League (@premierleague) April 7, 2018
Golden boot race: Advantage Salah
Kane’s goal being taken away from him at Stoke this afternoon means he remains five goals behind top-scorer and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.
Just four weeks ago the 24-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth, however, today, he miraculously returned to the Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up.
With Salah set for a potential spell on sidelines having picked up an injury during Liverpool’s incredible 3-0 win over Manchester City, Kane was looking to take advantage, although today, he was unable to make up any ground.
Christian Eriksen swung in a free-kick which evaded everyone in the penalty area, even Kane, according to the Premier League, and sailed into the top corner.
Although as all top goal scorers do, Kane remains adamant that he got the final touch…
Harry Kane in the post match interview claiming it went in off his shoulder. Back to you @premierleague. Can’t call him a liar surely?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 7, 2018