Paul Robinson makes big claim about Spurs duo after Palace win

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Paul Robinson has claimed that Harry Kane and Son Heung-min deserve to be talked about among the greatest striker partnerships in Premier League history after the pair combined to break a long-held record in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace yesterday evening.

Kane’s second of the evening and Tottenham’s fourth was laid on the plate by Son, the 14th time Spurs’ deadly duo had combined for a goal in the league this season.

That took them one past their previous record holders, former Blackburn duo Alan Shearer and Alan Sutton who combined for 13 goals in the 1994/95 campaign.

Kane and Son are showing no signs of slowing down at the moment and with eleven league games left this campaign, the Spurs duo have a chance to pull further clear of Shearer and Sutton.

Robinson himself was part of a Spurs side that boasted of one of the most feared strike partnerships in the country in the form of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.

However, the former Spurs goalkeeper insisted that Kane and Son could be considered one of the best to ever grace English football.

He told Football Insider: “They are up there with the Premier League greats and the Premier League great partnerships. They deserve to be compared to Shearer and Sutton, to Yorke and Cole and maybe they are even better than some of those great partnerships.

“Their record this year is phenomenal. It is no coincidence, there is a cohesion and an understanding there. They have got a formidable partnership.

“When you add Gareth Bale to that mix, wow. Kane and Son have been one of the best partnerships the Premier League has ever seen.”

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Son’s goals have dried up a bit over the last couple of months but I believe it is only a matter of time before the South Korean goes on another scoring streak. In fact, Bale’s reassurance could help both Kane and Son as the Welshman is bound to attract more attention from opposing defences than the likes of Bergwijn and Lamela did thus affording the deadly duo more space in the final third.

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