In what is presumably a modern-day retelling of the Abraham/Isaac parable through the admittedly surprising medium of the Dubious Goals Panel, Harry Kane has been credited with a goal against Stoke City having sworn on his daughter's life that he scored it.
The goal was initially given to Christian Eriksen, but Kane claimed that he got the slightest of touches to Eriksen's free-kick to take it into the net. Kane, however, was adamant that it was his goal, and has since launched a media campaign in a bid to be credited with it, which included the quote that "I swear on my daughter's life I touched the ball".
The Premier League has today ruled that it's Kane's goal. Here's what they said:
Harry Kane has been awarded Tottenham Hotspur’s second goal in their 2-1 win against Stoke City on Saturday, after the club and player successfully appealed to the Premier League’s Goal Accreditation Appeals Panel.
The goal had originally been awarded on the day to Christian Eriksen, but after taking the player’s testimony into account and reviewing the match footage, a three-person panel agreed that the final touch on the ball belonged to Kane.
Kane now has 25 Premier League goals in 2017/18.
That leaves Kane four goals behind Mo Salah in the Premier League scoring charts, and the Liverpool forward tweeted his surprise at the fact that Kane was awarded the goal:
Wooooooow really ?
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) April 11, 2018
Some of Salah's teammates responded too by replying to their teammate on Twitter.
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) April 11, 2018
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) April 11, 2018
In fairness to Kane, his basic wage is relatively low, and is much enhanced by goal bonuses.