Kane and Son combine to match Premier League record

4 Jan 2021
Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United - Premier League

Spurs pair provide one another for a 13th goal this season, equalling the mark set by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton

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When Harry Kane crossed for Son Heung-min to score and put Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 up against Leeds United the pair matched a Premier League record of more than 25 years.

It was the 13th time the Spurs pair have combined for a goal this season, equal to the number achieved in an entire season by Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton for Blackburn Rovers in their title-winning season of 1994/95.

Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, Blackburn Rovers, 1994/95
Alan Shearer, left, and Chris Sutton combined for 13 goals for Blackburn Rovers on their way to the 1994/95 title

Of those 13 goals, nine were like the one against Leeds, scored by Son from Kane assists, with the South Korean providing for his English team-mate four times.

Son's goal was also special in that it was his 100th in all competitions for the club. 

Most goal combinations in a PL season
Players Club Season Goals
Shearer/Sutton BLB 1994/95 13
Kane/Son TOT 2020/21 13
Fraser/Wilson BOU 2018/19 12
Ferdinand/Gallen QPR 1994/95 11
Newell/Shearer BLB 1995/96 11
Collymore/Fowler LIV 1995/96 10
Anelka/Bergkamp ARS 1998/99 10
Jimenez/Traore WOL 2019/20 10

Kane and Son are now only three off the record for the most goal combinations between two players in Premier League history, held by Chelsea legends Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.

Most PL goal combinations
Players Goals
Drogba/Lampard 36
Kane/Son 33
Aguero/David Silva 29
Henry/Pires 29
Anderton/Sheringham 27

Kane's first assist in six Premier League matches took his total this season to a league-leading 11.

The striker remains on course to break the competition record of 20 in a single campaign, achieved by Arsenal's Thierry Henry in 2002/03 and by Kevin De Bruyne, for Manchester City last season.

See: Premier League records

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