Harry Kane’s Goal-Scoring Exploits Take Back Seat To False Missile Launch Alarm In Hawaii
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Harry Kane became Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading Premier League goal scorer on Saturday, scoring two second-half goals to pass Teddy Sheringham in the team’s record book. But in many parts of the world, the Harry Kane goal record in a 4-0 win over Everton took a back seat to the stunning events that took place in Hawaii on Saturday morning.
As the first half of the Tottenham vs. Everton match came to a close, those watching in Hawaii had their mornings ruined by reports of an incoming missile launch.
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) January 13, 2018
Those in Hawaii were understandably freaking the fuck out.
Everyone panicking here right now. We all just got this on our phone. pic.twitter.com/Qmm3Rr6NXa— Julia Morales (@JuliaMorales) January 13, 2018
NBC’s soccer twitter account later sent out a tweet relating to the Tottenham-Everton match that could also describe the feelings of those in Hawaii.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 13, 2018
Fortunately, the alert, which read “THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” was, in fact, part of a drill. There was no missile launch, but Hawaii (and the rest of the world), was shaken.
Premier League fans in Hawaii probably missed the Harry Kane goal record as the Englishman netted two goals in 12 minutes early in the second half, not long after the unfortunate false alarm.
Kane’s two goals gave him 98 for Tottenham, one more than Sheringham’s 97.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 13, 2018
Kane’s first goal was the result of some stellar play from Heung-Min Son, who scored the opener. After a brilliant turn to escape his defender, Son made his way into the box with relative ease and sent in a shot cross that Kane poked home to put Tottenham up 2-0 in the 47th minute.
Kane followed up with his 20th goal of the season 12 minutes later. Moments after Son hit the post, Eric Dier sent a ball into the box that Kane awkwardly bounced over Pickford in the 59th minute.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 13, 2018
Christian Eriksen finished the scoring off a delightful assist from Son to complete the 4-0 victory over Everton.
ERIKSEN! Beautiful! pic.twitter.com/EyOFOFMMpC— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 13, 2018
The Harry Kane goal record will live long in the memory of Tottenham fans worldwide. Many more will try to forget the missile launch false alarm in Hawaii.