Tottenham ace Harry Kane became the Premier League’s all-time leading away goalscorer on Wednesday by going two goals clear against Brighton.
As Spurs won 2-0 and remained in search of a Champions League place in the Premier League table, the evening was all about breaking a new Premier League individual record.
Kane’s strike took him to 12 league goals for the season, leveling Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane in second place in the table. Most notably, it also earned him a slice of Premier League history and set Spurs on the path to a valuable road win.
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Spurs moved to 48 points on the season with the win, seventh and level with West Ham, sixth in the Premier League table. Spurs three points behind Arsenal in last place in the Champions League, with the Gunners holding a game in hand.
Kane’s new Premier League record
After Cristian Romero put the Londoners ahead in the first half with a chance effort, Kane was there just before the hour mark to double his side’s lead. The England striker cut through Brighton’s rear guard to collect a pinpoint pass from Rodrigo Bentancur and easily passed Robert Sanchez into the Seagulls net.
Kane’s strike was his 95th in Premier League away games, beating the mark previously set by Wayne Rooney.
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While Rooney needed 243 games to reach his tally, Kane broke his record in just 139, more than 100 games less than the former Manchester United star. In fact, Kane is the only player on the list with less than 200 away appearances, and the 28-year-old could significantly extend his lead throughout his career.
Who are the top away scorers in Premier League history?
Harry Kane set the new mark for most away goals in Premier League history, and he did it emphatically.
At just 28, Kane theoretically has plenty of time to extend his lead and set the bar extremely high for all who come after.
In total, Kane has 178 career Premier League goals, fourth on the all-time list. He is behind Sergio Aguero, Andrew Cole, Wayne Rooney and leader Alan Shearer who has 260 career goals.
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