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Wanyama extends Spurs benchmark

23 Aug 2016
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Crystal Palace

Midfielder's first goal for Spurs means a record number of players have netted for the club in the Premier League

When Victor Wanyama headed in the only goal in the win over Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday, he not only secured Tottenham Hotspur their first three points of the season, but extended a record held by the north London club.

The midfielder’s first goal for Spurs made the Kenyan the 138th different player to score for them in the Premier League. This is the most variety of goalscorers for a team in the competition and extended Spurs’ lead over West Ham United to five.

Gordon Durie was the first off the mark in the competition for Spurs, also against Crystal Palace, and there is the possibility of new names on the scoresheet for Spurs this season with Kevin Wimmer, Ben Davies, Nabil Bentaleb, DeAndre Yedlin, Clinton N'Jie and Vincent Janssen yet to get a Premier League goal.

West Ham United 1-0 AFC Bournemouth
Michail Antonio is one of 133 different Premier League goalscorers for West Ham

But an influx of new signings this summer by Slaven Bilic mean Spurs could be caught by their east London rivals before the end of the season.

Sogiane Feghouli, Havard Nordtveit, Gokhan Tore, Arthur Masuaku, Andre Ayew and Jonathan Calleri are among the players yet to get a league goal for West Ham.

Most goalscorers for clubs in Premier League

TeamTotal PL goalscorersTotal PL goals
Tottenham Hotspur1381322
West Ham United133919
Manchester City1291099
Aston Villa1271117
Newcastle United1261168
Chelsea1231564
Liverpool1231527
Everton1211200
Sunderland115585
Arsenal1071624

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