In many ways this was not a vintage Harry Kane performance, but if anything that just goes to show what a high bar the Tottenham goal machine has set for himself.
Two Kane goals after half-time and before the hour secured three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but they also handed the striker yet another rather impressive record.
98 - Harry Kane is now Tottenham Hotspur's all-time record goalscorer in the Premier League, overtaking Teddy Sheringham on 97 goals. Update. https://t.co/ChLiN9YhgC— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 13, 2018
The brace took the 24-year-old past Teddy Sheringham’s Premier League goals tally of 97, leaving Kane just two goals away from the 100 club.
SCOUT: Kane atones for double Gameweek disappointment with 2 goals. He was captained by 1,805,531 (31.9%) including 68 of the top 100 for GW23#FPL #TOTEVE pic.twitter.com/aT3PjgI1Mw— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) January 13, 2018
He’s done it very quickly, too, making a mockery of the records of these three PL greats.
Most goals scored for Tottenham in the Premier League:
98 goals ⚽
135 games 🚶♂️
97 goals ⚽
236 games 🚶♂️
91 goals ⚽
91 goals ⚽
Four-season wonder. pic.twitter.com/jnh59vXoZt— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 13, 2018
The impressive numbers don’t stop there, either. Kane is moving into legendary territory before he’s even reached his prime years.
It’s a pretty good feeling for Spurs fans to have the England striker in their team.
We’ve got Harry Kane and every other team doesn’t and it never stops being awesome— Charles COYS (@charlesrich82) January 13, 2018
Even fans of other clubs can’t ignore his quality.
Harry Kane is without question the best 9 in the world. What a player.— United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 13, 2018
Harry Kane is going to win the golden boot every season he stays in the PL. Ruthless goalscorer!— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) January 13, 2018
Meanwhile, Ledley King has played with some decent strikers in his time. Were any of them as good as Kane is right now?
This Twitter thread documents the strikers Kane moves past in terms of goals.
Harry Kane now has more Premier League goals than Emmanuel Adebayor and Yakubu (98)— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) January 13, 2018
He might well break the record for records broken at this rate.