Tottenham Hotspur may have succumbed to a disappointing defeat at the Emirates today, but Harry Kane still managed to break two Premier League records in the game against Arsenal.
In typical North London derby fashion, the home side took the three points as Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners against Tottenham. The result continues a miserable run for Spurs at the Emirates, having not won there since 2012.
Despite the frustrating outcome in the early kick-off, Spurs striker Harry Kane continued his goalscoring form. His first-half penalty makes it seven goals in his first eight league games this season (Transfermarkt).
It’s been a great start to the campaign for Kane, and while Spurs may have lost their unbeaten record in the league today, the 29-year-old maintained his own personal streak.
It seems like Harry Kane breaks a new record every time he plays. He recently moved up to third in the Premier League all-time top scorer list (PremierLeague.com), and this time out, he broke two Premier League records in one swoop.
By converting his penalty against Arsenal, Kane became the first ever player in Premier League history to score 100 goals away from home (Sky Sports Statto). Wayne Rooney sits behind Kane with 94 away goals, while Alan Shearer managed 84 during his career.
The goal also saw Kane overtake Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, as the all-time top scorer in London derbies in the Premier League era. That was Kane’s 44th London derby goal, with Henry managing 43 in his playing days (Statman Dave).
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The fact that Harry Kane has broken yet more records doesn’t quite mend the wounds that the fans and players will be feeling after such a bitter defeat to our fiercest rivals, but it’s nice to see Kane making history once again.
Regardless of club success, Harry Kane will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest Premier League players of all time, and he still has a few more years in him you would suspect.
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