Harry Kane scored his 200th Tottenham goal in a comfortable 3-1 Europa League win over Ludogorets in the Huvepharma Arena on Thursday (November 6).
Captaining the team on its 300th appearance in all competitions, Kane became the third time that he scored a double-century goal in the 13th minute in Lucas Moura’s corner.
The England International and Lucas then reverted the positions for the latter to double the score after the half-hour mark, with the decision by Jose Mourinho to make seven changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp in their previous Group J dividends.
Kane was removed at half time and Claudiu Keseru pulled one back for Ludogerts, but Giovanni Lo Celso restored the visitor’s two-goal lead 12 minutes later and crossed the three points.
It seemed that Kane’s wait for his landmark strike would not be over in Bulgaria when he lifted a glorious one-on-one opening and rattled the post with a strong drive within the opening six minutes.
The charm proved the third time, however, as his next effort was a strong header from the corner of Lucas that Plamen Iliev could not hold out. Iliev denied Matt Doherty before Gareth Bale had slipped into Kane, who had returned the favor to Lucas with a perfectly weighted square ball that the Brazilian had tapped home.
Seemingly sensing the job was done, he substituted Kane with Carlos Vinicius for the second half, and Keseru halved the deficit in the 50th minute with a volley after Bernard Tekpetey ‘s shot looped off Harry Winks.
Son Heung-min replaced Lucas in the 61st minute and 15 seconds later, Lo Celso took over to ensure that the Europa League campaign was put back on track.