Harry Kane and Tottenham have gone to extreme lengths to prove the England forward did get a touch for the second goal against Stoke last weekend, and Paddy Power are upping the ante in the Golden Boot betting markets.
After Kane remained adamant that the goal was his, the bookmaker are offering odds on the goal making all the difference in the race for the Golden Boot. Currently offering odds of 5/1 that Tottenham’s official appeal results in Kane being retrospectively awarded the goal, with odds of 11/2 that he finishes the season as top scorer.
Hot on the heels of Liverpool’s Mo Salah, the goal could see Tottenham’s goal machine pip the Egyptian in the last few games, with Paddy Power pricing Kane at 8/1 to win by just one goal.
Salah is still the 1/14 favourite to finish top scorer though, with Sergio Aguero (22/1) an outside contender for a late flurry of goals.
Kane looks likely to miss out on the gong for the first time since the 2014/15 campaign, but punters can get odds of 7/2 that the 24-year-old finishes the 2018/19 season as top scorer again.
A Spokesman Paddy Power commented: “You have to feel for Christian Eriksen here. Harry Kane is like that annoying guy at work who always tries to take credit for your good efforts.
“The replays have shown he definitely didn’t get his head to it, so you’ve got to wonder whether he turned the ball in with that chip on his shoulder.”