It’s not every day that a player reaches the landmark of 150 Premier League goals, but in Tottenham’s narrow win at West Brom this weekend, striker Harry Kane did just that. Kane becomes just the tenth player since the Premier League began back in 1992 to reach 150 goals – a stunning achievement, and one he has achieved by the age of just 27. As the England captain sets off for international duty this week, we look back on some of the key moments from his top flight career so far.
Harry Kane – The best goals
1st Goal: Vs Sunderland, 7th April 2014
Cast your eye back to the 2013-14 season. Spurs were hampered by inconsistency, their big money striker Roberto Soldado had flopped badly, and fellow forward Emmanuel Adebayor no longer seemed a reliable long term option. Late in the season, 20-year-old Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal in a drubbing of Sunderland, followed by another goal in each of his next two top flight matches. It was the first sign that Tottenham may have found a solution to their goalscoring woes.
150th Goal: Vs West Bromwich Albion, 8th November 2020
Spurs have sometimes been mocked for struggling against West Brom in the past, but following the Baggies’ return to the top-flight, Harry Kane ensured that this wouldn’t be the case this time around. The England captain scored with a wonderful flicked header late on to earn Tottenham a hard-won three points, and wrote himself into the Premier League record books by reaching 150 goals in the competition.
Best goal: Vs Arsenal, 5th March 2016
In his six full seasons as Tottenham’s main striker, Harry Kane has arguably become Arsenal’s most feared opponent since Didier Drogba in his Chelsea days. Kane has scored a number of outstanding goals over the years, but arguably his best came against the Gunners in 2016, the forward coming into the left hand side of the Arsenal penalty area and bending an inch perfect shot into Ospina’s goal from an improbable angle.
Most important goal: Vs Arsenal, 30th April 2017
Whilst Kane’s goals haven’t quite been enough over the years to set up any grandstand season finales for Tottenham, he’s still been involved in a number of the club’s greatest Premier League moments. Late on in the 2016/17 season, a penalty he scored against Arsenal mathematically ensured that Spurs would finish above the Gunners for the first time in a generation, and tightened their grip on 2nd place. On a personal level, it helped Kane rediscover his finest goal scoring form as the forward scored eight times in the four remaining games after that to secure his first ever Premier League golden boot.
Most memorable goal: Vs Arsenal, 7th February 2015
Another Kane moment, another goal against the Gunners, who must be sick of the sight of him. It was on Harry Kane’s North London Derby debut way back in early 2015, shortly after he’d first fully announced himself to the league with a number of impressive goals. On this occasion, after Arsenal took the lead at White Hart Lane, the then 21 year old Kane led a one man fightback, equalising before scoring a dramatic late winner with a header into the corner. It was the moment that, perhaps more than any other, first propelled Harry Kane into Tottenham folklore.