Harry Kane: Tottenham star becomes fifth player to have back-to-back 25-goal seasons in Premier League
The Spurs star joined a shortlist of some of the English top flight’s best-ever strikers after an incredible four-goal performance against the Foxes
With his four-goal haul in Tottenham’s 6-1 win at Leicester on Thursday, Harry Kane has joined an illustrious club of Premier League scorers.
Kane began the night on 22 league goals but after a remarkable performance at the King Power Stadium, the 23-year-old ended the evening on 26 strikes.
Kane tops PL scoring charts
In addition to taking the lead in the Golden Boot race, Kane also became the fifth player to have back-to-back 25-goal seasons in the Premier League.
25 – Harry Kane is only the fifth player in @premierleague history to score 25+ goals in successive seasons. Glorious. pic.twitter.com/e9YKGwpUgP
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 18, 2017
The England international joins Alan Shearer (1993-94, 94-95, 95-96, 96-97), Robbie Fowler (1994-95, 95-96), Thierry Henry (2003-04, 04-05, 05-06) and Robin van Persie (2011-12, 12-13) as players who have reached the 25-goal mark in the league multiple seasons in a row.
With one game left of the season Kane also set a career high in Premier League goals, besting his total of 25 set last season.
In addition, Kane’s four-goal night meant he became the fifth player to score three or more Premier League hat-tricks in a single season.