EPL: Wins for Tottenham Hotspurs and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Monday, March 7, 2022. [Ian Walton, AP Photo]

Harry Kane's first-half header helped Tottenham to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 and keep alive their faint Europa League hopes in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Kane's 28th goal in all competitions settled a drab contest and moved him ahead of Wayne Rooney into outright second on the league's all-time leading scorer list with 209.

It was enough for Ryan Mason to secure a first victory in his second spell in charge of Spurs, who have jumped up to sixth. But seventh-placed Brighton has three games in hand and is two points behind the London club.

Elsewhere, a Toti Gomes' goal sealed a 1-0 win for relegation-threatened Wolverhampton against Aston Villa in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Victory in the Midlands derby moved Wolverhampton 10 points above the drop zone, while also delivering a blow to Villa's hopes of qualifying for Europe

Gomes' first goal for the club secured a fourth straight home win and saw the team recover impressively from being routed 6-0 by Brighton last week.

The winner came in the ninth minute when Toti crashed a header off the bar from Ruben Neves' corner.

It would now take an unlikely set of results to send Wolverhampton down, with the club 13th in the standings.

Villa was eighth, a point behind Brighton, having played three games more.

Villa's best chance of finding a leveller came with 19 minutes remaining when Douglas Luiz's free kick dropped for Tyrone Mings six yards out, only for the defender to volley over.

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