Harry Kane may be trophy-less – monumental Audi Cup triumph aside – but he’s bloody good at football and he certainly knows where the back of the net is.
His evolution into a goalscorer-cum-playmaker is yet to impact his remarkable scoring rate, but Erling Haaland’s majesty has overshadowed what’s been a quite magnificent 2022/23 season for Kane thus far. While Tottenham have often been indifferent, Kane hasn’t missed a beat as he’s scored 15 times in 18 league appearances.
The striker’s pursuit of Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League scoring record is coming along nicely, and he’d be well on course to lift his fourth Golden Boot if it wasn’t for the lab-cultivated Norwegian.
Before Shearer, though, Kane has his sights set on Jimmy Greaves’ all-time scoring record for the Lilywhites. The contemporary great moved to within one of Greavsie’s 266 strikes with his fine finish against FA Cup against Portsmouth meaning another landmark goal is in the offing.
Here’s a reminder of some of Kane’s landmark strikes.
Harry Kane celebrates his first Tottenham goal / Clive Rose/GettyImages
Let’s just say that Kane’s first Tottenham goal arrived at a time when he wasn’t exactly rated by Tottenham supporters. Sure, he was just a kid, but the lumbering forward had done little to suggest he’d later develop into the club’s greatest-ever goalscorer.
Rafael van der Vaart certainly didn’t foreshadow it either.
Nevertheless, Kane’s first Spurs goal arrived in an eventually inconsequential Europa League group stage clash against Shamrock Rovers back in 2011. The then-18-year-old tidily spun his marker before finishing to open his account.
2013/14 was a weird time to be alive for Tottenham supporters. A huge spending spree in the summer following Gareth Bale’s departure triggered a ton of excitement, but the campaign was borderline disastrous despite a respectable sixth-place finish.
Big-money arrival Roberto Soldado struggled to find his feet, and Spurs were kept afloat for a period thanks to an unexpected Emmanuel Adebayor resurgence under Tim Sherwood.
Kane, meanwhile, who had recently endured miserable loan spells at Norwich and Leicester, earned his fair share of opportunities towards…