Former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright poked fun at Alan Shearer for trying to point out that he reached 150 goals faster than Harry Kane did.
Kane’s late header against West Brom ensured that Tottenham came away with all three points from the Hawthorns and transition into the international break with three league wins in a row.
The Tottenham man seems to be reaching new milestones almost every match. His penalty against Brighton last weekend saw him break into the all-time top ten Premier League goal scorers, while his header against Ludogorets was his 200th goal in a Tottenham shirt.
The striker entered the 150 club with his late goal against the Baggies and, with several years of football left in him, he will be eyeing Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260.
While analysing Tottenham’s win on BBC’s Match of the Day 2, Shearer praised Kane for reaching the milestone.
The former Newcastle man said: “That’s 150 goals for him now in 218 games. That’s a magnificent record and unbelievable.”
Responding to that statement, Wright asked: “What did you do it in?” to which the Blackburn title-winner replied with a sheepish smile: “Why do you have to bring me into it for?”
Wright then asked presenter Mark Chapman: “Do you know what he did it in? He [Shearer] knows he beat it, didn’t he?”
Chapen said: “I know what he did it in. He did it 150 Premier League goals in 212 games”, to which the former Arsenal striker responded: “You make me sick. Let’s go onto the defenders. You knew you had that.”
“I just found out”, joked Shearer.
The entire exchange including the BBC pundits’ analysis of Tottenham’s win can be seen below (the exchange between Shearer and Wright starts at 2:30):
Spurs Web Opinion
Shearer was an unbelievable goal scorer. Some might even argue that he was a better natural ball-striker than Kane was. However, Kane’s record speaks for itself and I do expect him to beat Shearer’s tally and become the Premier League’s all-time record scorer. What given the Tottenham man the edge over the Newcastle great is that he is a number ten and a number nine rolled into one. Kane is as good a goal scorer as Shearer was, as good a second striker as Sheringham was and has shown this season that his passing range is up there with the likes of De Bruyne.
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