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Tottenham’s Harry Kane just one goal away from hitting a half-century for the Lilywhites

Crippy Cooke in Editorial, English Premier League 26 Dec 2015

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has 49 goals in 101 games.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has 49 goals in 101 games.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored twice as the Londoners earned a 3-0 win against Norwich City on the Boxing Day weekend, taking his tally to 11 league goals for the season and 49 in his career with Spurs. The England international was criticised following a slow start to the campaign, but has proven his worth in recent months. Kane enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014/15, scoring 21 goals in the Premier League while concreting his place in the England side following a series of impressive showings, and his double against Norwich showcased exactly why there’s been so much fuss over him.

On course to surpass last season’s tally

Coolly wrong-footing the Norwich City goalkeeper with a penalty for his first goal, the 22-year-old sealed a brace with a low effort from an angle and sees his stock continue to rise. Given how high he set the bar in 2014/15, there were doubts about Harry Kane replicating his previous goalscoring antics for Tottenham, but he’s currently only 10 goals short with 20 games to go which would suggest he may even surpass his 21-goal tally. Physically imposing, superior in the air and having a rocket of a right-foot, Kane certainly has all the hallmarks to be a top Premier League striker for many years.

His goal tally continues to tick over week after week in the division, and it goes unsaid just how quickly Kane has developed in such a short space of time. Tottenham’s leading striker has seen off the challenges of Emmanuel Adabayor and Roberto Soldado to be Spurs’ lone striker, and rumours have arisen about where his future lies as a result. Manchester United continue to be linked with the young centre-forward, and after picking up personal honours last season, Tottenham’s Harry Kane is 7/1 to be named PFA Young Player of the Yearagain. He could be spearheading the England attack in next summer’s European Championships which would cap a fantastic rise to prominence for Kane.

Tottenham and England’s best player?

Should the 22-year-old find the back of the net in Tottenham’s next game, he’ll have hit 50 in just over 100 appearances for the Londoners. And with 32 goals in the last season-and-a-half, only Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has managed more. Kane has proven last season wasn’t a fluke, and is starting to hit form at a crucial time where Tottenham are looking to finish in the top-four to seal Champions League football for 2016/17. Given his age, he could be performing in the top-flight for at least 10 years as things stand, and Tottenham are keen to hold on to him for as long as possible to boost their own chances of success. He’s an academy starlet who was patient for his opportunities in the first-team, and is now one of England’s best players.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Crippy Cooke


Crippy Cooke has somehow written for the Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London24 and Bleacher Report among others, despite knowing less about football than your average Fan TV member . The weekly accumulator enthusiast is saving up his winnings to pay for a much-needed hair transplant but grows more on his chin than his head. He lives and breathes football and somehow makes a living writing from it.

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