Spurs boss Conte rings Kane in dressing room to congratulate him on breaking Greaves’ record after gallbladder surgery

ANTONIO CONTE was straight on the phone to Harry Kane after his Tottenham star’s record-breaking matchwinner against Manchester City.

The striker grabbed the only goal of the game as Spurs defeated the Cityzens in North London.

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That was his 267th strike for the club and saw him move ahead of Jimmy Greaves as the club’s all-time top scorer.

And as soon as he was in the dressing-room the absent Conte was straight on the blower to his superstar, although the conversation remained private despite Sky Sports’ cameras being there to capture the moment.

Spurs managed to topple the reigning champions without their manager following his recent op as he is still in Turin recovering.

Conte, 53, was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery after suffering from severe abdominal pain.

Tottenham then confirmed that their manager has been diagnosed with cholecystitis which is inflammation of the gallbladder.

Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini led the team in his absence.

The magic moment came with Spurs’ first attack when midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg intercepted a loose pass just outside of the box City.

He drew in a couple of defenders before squaring it right to Kane, and the hotshot expertly slotted past Ederson into the bottom corner.


Kane said afterwards: “It’s hard to put into words and I’m so glad it came in a win.

“We worked so hard to keep a clean sheet. It was so special to do it in front of the fans.

“There has been so much talk about it in the last couple of weeks and to do it in such a big game is even more special.

“It is a great feeling. When I started playing regularly it wasn’t even in my imagination to score 200 Premier League goals and I have a few more years left so hopefully there are more to come.

“[Jimmy Greaves] is a complete hero, one of the best strikers to play the game so to be in that conversation is special. And to overtake him is a huge moment for me.”

And to make the day even sweeter it was also Kane’s 200th Premier League goal.

The England captain, 29, is only the third player ever to hit a double century since the restructure of the top-flight in 1992.

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is on 208 while Alan Shearer is top dog with 260.

Harry Kane is Tottenham’s record scorer after his 267th goal for the clubRichard Pelham / The Sun

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