Harry Kane joins the all-time Premier League greats: Spurs’ season in stats

Spurs' stunning season in stats: Kane joins the all-time Premier League greats

19/05/2017 at 06:54Updated 19/05/2017 at 08:07

Tottenham Hotspur may have failed to catch runaway Premier League champions Chelsea, but 2017/18 has nevertheless been a breakthrough season for Mauricio Pochettino’s young squad.

Striker Harry Kane has once again led Spurs’ ascent into the Premier League’s upper reaches with a superb season, despite lengthy injury spells. And his four goals against Leicester City on Thursday night leaves him top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with a single round of matches remaining.

Harry Kane 26
Romelu Lukaku 24
Alexis Sánchez 23
Diego Costa 20
Sergio Agüero 18
Dele Alli 17
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 17

But Thursday’s 6-1 thumping of Leicester wasn’t just an important night for Tottenham individuals. It was a notable improvement compared to the team’s run-in last season when – with similarly little to play for – Tottenham capitulated. There’s no sign of Spurs letting up this time, which hints at the improved attitude which could see them challenge against next season.

Tottenham are the real deal… but don’t take our word for it. Here are the most eye-catching stats after Thursday’s game, courtesy of Opta:

– Harry Kane is the fifth player in Premier League history to score 25+ goals in successive seasons (Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie are the others).

– Harry Kane has now scored more Premier League goals in 2017 than any other player (18).

– Kane has now scored more club goals (all comps) against Leicester than any other side (10).

– Harry Kane is the fifth different player to score 3+ hat-tricks in a Premier League season.

– Son Heung-Min has now scored 21 goals in all comps this season for Spurs, 13 more than in 2015/16.

– Tottenham now have three players with 20+ goals in all comps this season (Kane, Alli & Son); more than any other club in the Premier League/Football League.

– This is the joint-heaviest defeat in Premier League history for a reigning champion (also Manchester United’s 6-1 loss to Manchester City in October 2011).

– Leicester have now lost 18 league games this season, the most by a reigning top-flight champion since Ipswich Town in 1962/1963 (19)

– Leicester had let in two goals in their previous five home games under Craig Shakespeare before tonight.