With a trademark finish against Portsmouth, Harry Kane moved within one goal of Jimmy Greaves’ Tottenham goalscoring record.
Kane exchanged passes with Ryan Sessegnon before curling into the far corner from 18 yards after Emerson Royal’s header hit the post.
Kane now has 265 Spurs goals, one more than the legendary Greaves.
Oliver Skipp wasted a great chance to add a second goal, but the League One visitors couldn’t answer Kane’s strike.
The England striker has the opportunity to equal or even break the record if he scores multiple times in the north London Premier League derby against Arsenal at home on January 15.
With injuries to Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison, and Lucas Moura, Antonio Conte was forced to start Kane and Son Heung-min in a strong forward line despite making eight changes overall.
Spurs had only scored one first-half goal in their previous 12 games, and they didn’t look like adding to that during a quiet first 45 minutes in north London, failing to register a single shot on goal.
Indeed, Portsmouth, cheered on by over 8,000 raucous visiting fans, produced the best effort of the first half, with Reeco Hackett-acrobatic Fairchild’s shot on the turn being pushed wide by Fraser Forster.