Tottenham have lodged an appeal with the Premier League for their winning goal against Stoke on Saturday to be taken from Christian Eriksen and awarded to Harry Kane instead.
The goal came from an Eriksen freekick swung into the box that went all the way through a crowded Potters box, past Jack Butland and in.
Speaking after the match, Kane swore “on his daughter’s life” that he got a touch on the ball despite video replays offering inconclusive evidence, with the Premier League Goals Accreditation Panel officially marking the goal down as Eriksen’s.
Another great away win. Definitely claiming that goal, flicked off my shoulder on the way in. @GaryLineker and @alanshearer will clear that one up on @BBCMOTD 😀 #COYS #THFC #PremierLeague pic.twitter.com/jIDF7cLf3d
— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 7, 2018
However, with Kane in the race to win the Golden Boot, Spurs have asked the Premier League to think again.
Should they change their minds, Kane would remain in second place on the 2017/18 top scorer list but move onto 25 goals for the season, still four behind Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.
The desperate scrabbling around is a little unedifying, but goals are goals and strikers will be strikers.
And here’s us thinking that it does’t matter who score as it’s all about the three points at the end of the day yadda yadda yadda.
BREAKING: Spurs appeal to Premier League for Rooney’s 2011 goal v City to be awarded to Harry Kane. pic.twitter.com/6yRN6bGDs2
— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) April 9, 2018