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Race for the Golden Boot: Harry Kane

26 Mar 2019
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Spurs striker's goal variety makes him the best in the running for the top scorer prize, says Phil Neville

The race for the 2018/19 Premier League Golden Boot is wide open with six players separated by only three goals.

Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville looks at the strengths of the leading contenders.

Harry Kane: 17 goals

The Tottenham Hotspur striker is aiming to finish as the league's top scorer for the third time in four seasons.

Kane has scored three goals in four PL appearances since returning from an ankle injury a month ago.

In all competitions for club and country he has found the net in 12 of his last 14 matches dating back to before Christmas.

And although he has been outscored this term by Sergio Aguero, Neville thinks Kane is the greatest all-round striker in the competition.

"In terms of the people challenging for the Golden Boot he's the type of striker that scores the best variety of goals," says Neville. "That's probably the biggest compliment that I would pay Harry.

"He's world-class. He's the centre-forward I would want in my team more than anyone else. I love his work-rate for the team, he's unselfish."

Kane next travels to Anfield, where he has three goals in four appearances in the PL.

And while he must also travel to Manchester City, against whom he has netted only once away from home, Kane has an impressive record this season versus the rest of his remaining opponents, scoring six times.

He also has history chasing down Golden Boot rivals in the season run-in.

In 2016/17 he struck eight times in the final three matches to overtake Romelu Lukaku and lift the trophy - a feat he will be aiming to repeat in 2019.

Also in this series 

Part 1: Race for the Golden Boot: Raheem Sterling
Part 2: Race for the Golden Boot: Mohamed Salah
Part 3: Race for the Golden Boot: Sadio Mane
Part 5: Race for the Golden Boot: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Part 6: Race for the Golden Boot: Sergio Aguero

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