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Tottenham appealing to have goal vs. Stoke given to Harry Kane, not Christian Eriksen - source

Tottenham appealing to have goal vs. Stoke given to Harry Kane, not Christian Eriksen - source
From ESPN - April 9, 2018

Tottenham have appealed the Premier League's decision to award their second goal against Stoke City to Christian Eriksen over Harry Kane, a source close to the situation has told ESPN.

Kane, who is hoping to win a third consecutive Golden Boot, was insistent that he touched Eriksen's free kick in Saturday's 2-1 win at the bet365 Stadium.

But after a review by a former player and referee, the Premier League deemed that Kane did not touch the ball and awarded Eriksen his second goal of the game.

But if Spurs can present sufficient evidence to overturn the decision, Kane will move onto 25 league goals for the campaign -- four behind Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

The England international is aiming to become the first player since Thierry Henry from 2003-06 to win the accolade three years in a row.

Asked after the game if he had scored, Kane said: "I swear on my daughter's life that I touched the ball, but there's nothing I can do.

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