Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min officially made Premier League history during their side’s 4-0 victory over Leeds United on Saturday.
Antonio Conte’s men were three goals up inside 30 minutes as they ran riot at Elland Road, with Kane helping himself to the 174th goal of his Premier League career after a composed finish to make it 3-0.
Quickly finding his feet in north London after moving from Bayer Leverkusen in August 2015, Son has now scored 80 Premier League goals for Tottenham, as well as providing 44 assists.
Nearly half of the South Korean international’s top-flight goals have been assisted by Kane – and the England captain’s ball to his strike partner on Saturday must surely rank as one of the best of them.
Kane’s sublime assist marked the 37th time that he and Son have combined to score in the Premier League, beating the previous best of 36 set by Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard for Chelsea.
You can check out the record-breaking moment for yourself below.
Watch: Harry Kane’s brilliant ball to Son Heung-min as pair make Premier League history v Leeds
Harry Kane 🤝 Son Heung-min— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 26, 2022
A beautiful combination to get Tottenham's fourth! ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/PEdBiZLD4H
A fine way to bring up a significant milestone.
To illustrate the magnitude of Kane and Son’s achievement – using data from Opta, Daily Star and the Premier League – we’ve broken down the top 20 most prolific goal combinations in Premier League history. It’s fair to say that the Tottenham pair have outgunned some pretty impressive duos.
The top 20 goal combinations in Premier League history as Kane and Son break record
20: Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs – 18 goals
19: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ryan Giggs – 18 goals
18: Harry Kane and Dele Alli – 18 goals
17: Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry – 18 goals
16: Andy Cole and Ryan Giggs – 18 goals
15: Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott – 19 goals
14: Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy – 19 goals
13: Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil – 19 goals
12: Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo – 20 goals
11: Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona – 20 goals
10: Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero – 20 goals
9: Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen – 21 goals
8: Nolberto Solano and Alan Shearer – 22 goals
7: Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg – 24 goals
6: Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman – 24 goals
5: Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton – 27 goals
4: David Silva and Sergio Aguero – 29 goals
3: Thierry Henry and Robert Pires – 29 goals
2: Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard – 36 goals
1: Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – 37 goals
“It’s a big honour. It’s fantastic,” Son told BT Sport after being told of the record-breaking accomplishment. That said, both himself and Kane were far more focused on the crucial three points they had just secured for Tottenham.
There’s no denying that the pair have now bettered some bona fide Premier League royalty with their performances over the years and is hopefully something both will find time to fully appreciate once Spurs’ calendar becomes less hectic.
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