Now that the emotion of Kane’s record and the win over Manchester City has subsided, there are three significant reasons the win was crucial for Tottenham Hotspur.
It was an emotional end to the weekend for Tottenham Hotspur. The club finally landed long-term transfer target Pedro Porro; Harry Kane scored his 200th Premier League goal and club-record 267th goal for Spurs. And, of course, Tottenham beat Manchester City at home. A win over a club like City is always good. However, given the stage of the season and where Tottenham sits as a club, these were three vital points from a critical win.
The win keeps the hope of a top-four finish alive
Although Tottenham Hotspur is only one point adrift from fourth and three points behind third, with Newcastle and Manchester United holding a game in hand, Spurs are not necessarily as close as they seem. Without those three points, Tottenham would be in no man’s land at the table.
The win means Spurs are closer to United in third than they are to Brighton behind them in sixth, making some European adventure next season a real possibility. However, playing in the Champions League is a must to reach any of the goals or sign any of the players Tottenham needs to reach said goals.
First and foremost, the win over City puts Spurs back in the top four conversations. With games against both Newcastle and Manchester United still playing, in many respects, Tottenham owns their destiny, games in hand or not.