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Harry Kane Becomes Second-Quickest Player To A Century Of Premier League Goals

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Breaking 100 Premier League goal record is its own reward as there are few records in football which appear to be truly untouchable, however, Alan Shearer‘s goals scored in the Premier League era will take some beating.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer packed away a total of 260 Premier League goals for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, and for quite a long time has stood, undermined by no-one, at the highest point of the scoring chart.

Notwithstanding, Harry Kane may well be the man to take Shearer’s mantle, having reached a century of Premier League strikes in twofold-quick time.

Harry Kane has reached a century of Premier League strikes in double-quick time

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The Three-Lions lethal forward last-gasp penalty for Tottenham against Liverpool on Sunday was his 100th goals in the Premier League – he becomes the 27th player to reach the 100-goal mark. Most amazing about Kane’s 100-goal mark how fast he achieved this milestone, stowing his century in a mere 141 Spurs game.

Kane achieved his 100-goal mark in 141 Spurs games

Just one player has reached the 100-goal mark faster, in just 124 games – no prizes for speculating that Shearer likewise holds that distinction

The breakdown of Kane’s century uncovers his style of play – albeit equipped for striking from any distance of the pitch, the vast majority of his goals have come from penalty box poaching. Up to this point, 88 of Kane’s goals have been scored inside the penalty territory, with only 12 being scored from 18 yards or more.

Meanwhile, Alan Shearer unsurprisingly holds the record for goals scored in the box – 227 – while Chelsea great Frank Lampard scored 41 goals from outside the 18-yard box, more than any player on 100-goal list

List of Premier League players with 100 or more goals
Rank Player Position Premier League club(s) Goals Played Ratio
1 England Alan Shearer S Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United 260 441 0.59
2 England Wayne Rooney F Everton, Manchester United 208 476 0.44
3 England Andy Cole S Newcastle United, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, Manchester City, Portsmouth 187 414 0.45
4 England Frank Lampard MF West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City 177 609 0.29
5 France Thierry Henry S Arsenal 175 258 0.68
6 England Robbie Fowler S Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City 163 379 0.43
7 England Jermain Defoe S West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Bournemouth 161 482 0.33
8 England Michael Owen S Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Stoke City 150 326 0.46
9 England Les Ferdinand S Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers 149 351 0.42
10 England Teddy Sheringham S Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Portsmouth, West Ham United 146 418 0.35
11 Netherlands Robin van Persie F Arsenal, Manchester United 144 280 0.51
12 Argentina Sergio Agüero S Manchester City 139 201 0.69
13 Netherlands Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink S Leeds United, Chelsea, Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic 127 288 0.44
14 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane F Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham United, Aston Villa 126 349 0.36
15 France Nicolas Anelka F Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion 125 364 0.34
16 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke S Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sunderland 123 375 0.33
17 England Steven Gerrard MF Liverpool 120 504 0.24
18 England Ian Wright S Arsenal, West Ham United 113 213 0.53
19 England Dion Dublin F Manchester United, Coventry City, Aston Villa 111 312 0.36
20 England Emile Heskey S Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa 110 516 0.21
21 Wales Ryan Giggs MF Manchester United 109 632 0.17
22 England Paul Scholes MF Manchester United 107 499 0.21
23 England Darren Bent S Ipswich Town, Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Fulham 106 276 0.38
23 England Peter Crouch S Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City 106 443 0.24
25 Ivory Coast Didier Drogba S Chelsea 104 254 0.41
26 England Matt Le Tissier MF Southampton 100 270 0.37
26 England Harry Kane S Tottenham Hotspur 100 141 0.71
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