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More records fall under weight of Kane's goals

24 Dec 2017
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

Hat-trick at Burnley makes Spurs striker fastest to 50 away goals and level with Shearer on calendar year strikes

With his hat-trick against Burnley on Saturday evening, Harry Kane set one Premier League record, moved level with another and raised the threat of a third.

His three goals at Turf Moor took the Tottenham Hotspur striker to 50 away from home in the Premier League in just 67 matches.

This mark was reached at least 18 matches faster than any other player in the competition’s history.

Sergio Aguero was the next fastest, needing 85 away matches to hit 50 goals.

The hat-trick also took Kane’s tally for the calendar year to 36, from only 35 matches.

This is equal to what Alan Shearer achieved in 1995, albeit the Blackburn Rovers striker had four matches more.

Kane has one more chance to move above Shearer, when Spurs take on Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day.

Top scorers in a calendar year
Player Goals Matches GPM Year
Kane 36 35 1.03 2017
Shearer 36 42 0.86 1995
Van Persie 35 36 0.97 2011
Henry 34 39 0.87 2004
Shearer 30 41 0.73 1994
Ferdinand 30 37 0.81 1995
Van Nistelrooy 30 34 0.88 2003

The treble was also Kane’s seventh hat-trick in the Premier League.

It moved him to joint fifth in the all-time list of hat-trick scorers in the competition, level with Wayne Rooney and behind Shearer, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and Thierry Henry.

Kane has reached the mark in a remarkable 134 matches, a rate of just over 19 fixtures per treble.

Only Luis Suarez in the top 10 can better Kane's rate, which is less than half of Shearer’s.

Were he to maintain that rate Kane would expect to go level with Shearer at the end of the 2018/19 season.

Most PL hat-tricks
Player Hat-tricks Matches Matches/hat-trick
Shearer 11 441 40.1
Fowler 9 379 42.1
Owen 8 326 40.8
Henry 8 258 32.3
Kane 7 134 19.1
Rooney 7 476 68.0
Aguero 6 195 32.5
Suarez 6 110 18.3

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