Tottenham Hotspur have submitted an appeal to the Premier League for Harry Kane to be accredited with the winning goal against Stoke City last Saturday, according to Sky Sports News.
Despite the striker claiming the goal during the celebrations, the Premier League’s Goals Accreditation Panel awarded Spurs’ second goal to Christian Eriksen.
Christian Eriksen swung in a free-kick which evaded everyone in the penalty area, expect Kane, he claims and sailed into the top corner and earn Tottenham three vital Premier League points.
Golden boot race
With Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah five goals ahead of Kane in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, the Englishman is desperate to claim all the goals he can get and is making an attempt to be accredited with Saturday’s winning goal.
Eriksen struck twice, according to the Premier League’s Goals Accreditation Panel, as Spurs left the Bet365 Arena with a huge three points that leaves them ten points clear of fifth-place Chelsea after the conclusion of matchweek 32.
However, the 24-year-old is adamant he got the final touch on Eriksen’s free-kick, claiming after the game:
“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 – the most important thing is that we won the game.”
Kane looked destined to surrender the Premier League Golden Boot to Salah just four weeks ago after suffering ankle ligament damage against Bournemouth.
On Saturday, he made a miraculous returned to Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up against Stoke with the aim to win his side all three points and hunt down Liverpool’s Egyptian talent.