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Harry Kane becoming the leading Premier League scorer of away goals has been hailed an “outstanding achievement” by Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.

The England captain surpassed Wayne Rooney by netting for the 95th time away from home in the English top-flight during Spurs’ 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

After Cristian Romero gave the visitors the lead at the Amex Stadium, Kane sealed the point onto Rodrigo Bentancur’s throughball before slotting past Robert Sanchez.

Despite enduring a slow start to the campaign, the striker took his goal tally to 22 across all competitions, and Conte heaped praise on the 28-year-old.

“It is an outstanding achievement for him, but we are talking about a world-class striker,” the head coach said. 

“I am pleased for Harry to score in this way because at the start of the season, he struggled a bit and didn’t score a lot and now he knows very well with this team, he has great opportunities to score in every game.

“To have a striker like him makes us stronger but at the same time, his feeling now is positive because he knows he will have chances.”

Victory at the Amex moved Tottenham to within three points of fourth-placed Arsenal with 10 games remaining.

And Conte was thrilled by the efforts of his players, who recorded a first away win over Brighton since September 2018.

“I am very pleased for a good performance and because we got three points,” the Italian continued.

“It is the final part of the season, and it is vital to get three points. We want to stay very close to the top to see what will happen at the end of the season.

“In my opinion, we are playing very well and improving a lot with the ball and also tonight, we also showed solidity defensively.”

Kane added: “I was really pleased to get the goal and help the team win the match. Milestones are great especially away from home. 

“It is always tough, so to know you can do it year-on-year against tough opposition is nice, but it is all about the team and working hard. 

“We got ahead in the game, and then I think we controlled it. Overall, it was a really good night away from home.

“We played good football; we just have to keep winning games.”

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