Alan Shearer has joked that no player wants the record of having scored the most away goals after Harry Kane overtook Wayne Rooney’s all-time record tally of 94 strikes in the Premier League.
With his goal in the second half against Brighton on Wednesday, Kane netted his 95th away Premier League goal in just 139 appearances, beating Rooney’s record in 104 fewer games (Mirror).
Shearer raved about the composure the Tottenham striker showed to finish in the near post with his left foot after being played through on goal by Rodrigo Bentancur.
The Newcastle legend told Premier League Productions (16/03/22 at 10:55 pm): “There is no mistaking Tottenham’s second goal from Harry Kane. It was a very tight decision, we saw him miss one in the first half with his left foot.
“The keeper has had a look to see where he is and tried to get his angle right. But Harry’s all over that. He just has a little glance right at the end and he knows exactly where he is and exactly where he wants to put it. Then hits it with perfection into the corner. Superb.”
Records have certainly been tumbling over recent months for the England captain, who is now up to fifth place in the Premier League’s all-time goal tally (Premierleague.com).
Kane also officially became part of the most lethal partnership in Premier League history along with Son Heung-min when the pair combined for a record 37th time in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over Leeds last month.
However, Shearer believes that there is only one record that the 28-year-old cares about more than anything else – overtaking him as the highest goalscorer in the league’s history.
When asked about Kane breaking Rooney’s away goals record, the pundit joked: “Who is interested in away records? No one wants that.”
When asked how many away goals he scored, Shearer remarked: “I don’t remember. Not as many as he did. I know what record he wants.”
Spurs Web Opinion
There is no doubt in my mind that Kane will overtake Shearer’s record. I see him being effective until his mid to late thirties, given that he does not rely on his athleticism or pace.
I believe Kane has a great chance of potentially even reaching the 300 goal mark, thereby setting a record that will potentially stand for many decades to come.
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