Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Level with Henry, behind Shearer – Kane´s first 100 games in Opta numbers

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Jan 2017

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Harry Kane celebrated his 100th Premier League appearance in style on Sunday, scoring twice in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.

That took Kane’s top-flight total to 59 goals from his century of outings, a strike-rate of better than one every two games.

Only seven players in the Premier League era have scored more goals than the England striker in their first 100 games.

Kane’s 59 puts him level with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in eighth position on the list, compiled with Opta data.

In-form Kane, who now has 10 goals from his last 11 top-flight matches, is the only Tottenham player to make the top 10.

However, he has registered 20 fewer strikes than the most prolific striker on the list, Alan Shearer.

Shearer’s 79 goals in his first 100 games put him well clear of closest challengers Ruud van Nistelrooy (68) and Sergio Aguero (64).

Andy Cole, Fernando Torres (both 63), Robbie Fowler and Luis Suarez (both 62) are the only other stars to strike more times than Kane over the same period.

The top 10 Premier League goalscorers after 100 appearances:

79 – Alan Shearer
68 – Ruud van Nistelrooy
64 – Sergio Aguero
63 – Andy Cole
63 – Fernando Torres
62 – Robbie Fowler
62 – Luis Suarez
59 – Thierry Henry
59 – Harry Kane
56 – Ian Wright

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