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Kane proud to beat Shearer's calendar record

27 Dec 2017
Harry Kane, Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur striker goes ahead of PL legend with hat-trick against Southampton

With his hat-trick against Southampton on Boxing Day, Harry Kane set a record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year.

The three goals the Tottenham Hotspur striker scored took his total for the year to 39, ahead of the mark of 36 set by Alan Shearer for Blackburn Rovers in 1995.

And Shearer sent his congratulations to Kane via Twitter.

Kane was delighted to beat the record of the Premier League's leading scorer.

"To be compared with Alan Shearer is great," Kane, who is top scorer with 18 goals in 2017/18, said. "It’s a great feeling to be up there with his record." 

Top scorers in a calendar year
Player Goals Matches GPM Year
Kane 39 36 1.08 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

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