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Ludogorets Razgrad 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane scores 200th goal

By Tom RostanceBBC Sport
Harry Kane
The landmark goal was the 34th time Harry Kane has scored with his head for Tottenham

Harry Kane marked his 300th appearance for Tottenham with his 200th goal as Jose Mourinho's side dominated a Europa League mismatch in Bulgaria.

Kane, 27, long-since cemented his place in the Spurs history books but few could have predicted his prodigious goalscoring rate when he came into the first team seven years ago.

Only 1960s legends Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith stand ahead of him in the club's records and if he stays fit - and at the club - the England captain looks set to break record after record.

He could, and should, have already scored twice when he headed in a Lucas Moura corner to put Mourinho's side ahead against Ludogorets.

Kane then set up Moura for Spurs' second before being replaced at the interval as the Premier League side utterly dominated the multiple Bulgarian champions.

Mourinho was furious last week with his side's insipid display in Antwerp and was rewarded with a controlled, ruthless first-half performance, but the hosts were able to reply early in the second half through Claudiu Keseru.

That was an anomaly though, as Giovani lo Celso's tap-in secured a routine victory that puts Spurs back in contention in Group J.

Chasing down Greaves

Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Greaves scored 266 goals for Spurs in 381 games - within reach?

Two hundred in 300 games, 101 in his last 135, 100 away from home - Kane's goalscoring record bears comparison with the all-time greats.

Next in his sights at Tottenham is 1961 double-winner Smith, who scored 208 times between 1955 and 1964, with overall record holder Greaves at least another season away on 266.

The Ludogorets defence had no answer to Kane's ability, but did see an uncharacteristic early miss with the striker blazing over after a fine pass from Harry Winks.

Kane then thumped the post from 25 yards but wiped the frustration from his face when he beat Gareth Bale to a corner to head in goal number 200 - 3,248 days after number one against Shamrock Rovers.

Mourinho is blessed with attacking talent this season, illustrated as Son Heung-min set up the third for Lo Celso just 17 seconds after coming on.

Bale showed promising signs of reaching full sharpness, starting the move for Moura's goal and going close with a dipping free-kick, while Kane's replacement Carlos Vinicius was raw but dangerous.

Steven Bergwijn also came on and Dele Alli was left on the sidelines as Spurs cruised to a needed win in the group.

Mourinho won the trophy with Manchester United in his only other Europa League campaign - could Tottenham end their silverware drought in Gdansk next May?

The stats

  • Tottenham picked up only their second away win in their last 10 away Europa League matches (W2 D2 L6).
  • Ludogorets have lost their last five Europa League matches, their worst ever losing run in the competition.
  • Tottenham's Harry Kane is the top scoring Premier League player in all competitions this season, netting 12 goals in 13 appearances, with only Robert Lewandowski scoring as many for a team in Europe's top five leagues (also 12 for Bayern Munich).
  • Harry Kane has been directly involved in 22 goals in just 13 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season (12 goals, 10 assists).
  • Including qualifiers, Jose Mourinho has won 15 of his 21 matches in the Europa League with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur (71% - W15 D3 L3).
  • Ludogorets striker Claudiu Keseru has been directly involved in 12 goals in 15 Europa League group stage starts (10 goals, 2 assists).

Player of the match

KaneHarry Kane

with an average of 7.72

Ludogorets Razgrad

  1. Squad number25Player nameBadji
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  2. Squad number5Player nameTerziev
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  3. Squad number23Player nameIliev
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  4. Squad number12Player nameAndrianantenaina
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  5. Squad number64Player nameYankov
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  6. Squad number22Player nameIkoko
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  7. Squad number10Player nameManu
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  8. Squad number13Player nameTchibota
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  9. Squad number3Player nameNedyalkov
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  10. Squad number81Player nameMitkov
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  11. Squad number37Player nameTekpetey
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  12. Squad number82Player nameYordanov
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  13. Squad number24Player nameVerdon
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  14. Squad number28Player nameKeseru
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  15. Squad number7Player nameAlex Santana
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  16. Squad number95Player nameCauly
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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Squad number10Player nameKane
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  2. Squad number9Player nameBale
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  3. Squad number7Player nameSon Heung-Min
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  4. Squad number18Player nameLo Celso
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  5. Squad number27Player nameLucas Moura
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  6. Squad number5Player nameHøjbjerg
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  7. Squad number23Player nameBergwijn
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  8. Squad number28Player nameNdombele
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  9. Squad number12Player nameHart
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  10. Squad number4Player nameAlderweireld
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  11. Squad number17Player nameSissoko
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  12. Squad number33Player nameDavies
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  13. Squad number2Player nameDoherty
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  14. Squad number8Player nameWinks
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  15. Squad number15Player nameDier
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  16. Squad number45Player nameCarlos Vinicius
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Formation 4-4-2

  • 23Iliev
  • 22Ikoko
  • 5Terziev
  • 24Verdon
  • 3Nedyalkov
  • 95Oliveira Souza
  • 12AndrianantenainaBooked at 14minsSubstituted forMenezes Santanaat 59'minutes
  • 25BadjiSubstituted forYordanovat 90+2'minutes
  • 64YankovSubstituted forTchibotaat 75'minutes
  • 10ManuSubstituted forTekpeteyat 45'minutes
  • 28KeseruSubstituted forMitkovat 59'minutes


  • 4Gusmao
  • 7Menezes Santana
  • 13Tchibota
  • 27Stoyanov
  • 30Moti
  • 32Gonçalves Leal Sá
  • 37Tekpetey
  • 81Mitkov
  • 82Yordanov


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Hart
  • 2DohertyBooked at 79mins
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 15Dier
  • 33Davies
  • 17SissokoSubstituted forHøjbjergat 45'minutes
  • 8Winks
  • 9BaleSubstituted forBergwijnat 65'minutes
  • 18Lo CelsoSubstituted forNdombeleat 72'minutes
  • 27Lucas MouraSubstituted forSon Heung-Minat 61'minutes
  • 10KaneSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 45'minutes


  • 1Lloris
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 20Alli
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 28Ndombele
  • 40Austin
  • 45Alves Morais
  • 47Clarke
  • 48White
  • 49Cirkin
Fran Jovic

Match Stats

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    Match ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

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    Second Half ends, Ludogorets Razgrad 1, Tottenham Hotspur 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Ludogorets Razgrad. Ivan Yordanov replaces Stéphane Badji.

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    Hand ball by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).

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    Attempt missed. Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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    Foul by Matt Doherty (Tottenham Hotspur).

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    Mavis Tchibota (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Carlos Vinicius (Tottenham Hotspur).

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    Anton Nedyalkov (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Foul by Bernard Tekpetey (Ludogorets Razgrad).

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    Attempt missed. Bernard Tekpetey (Ludogorets Razgrad) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Cauly.

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    Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Bernard Tekpetey (Ludogorets Razgrad).

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    Attempt saved. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Foul by Alex Santana (Ludogorets Razgrad).

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    Hand ball by Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur).

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    Dangerous play by Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur).

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    Bernard Tekpetey (Ludogorets Razgrad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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