Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on target against Brentford in the first half of their Premier League clash on Saturday (May 20) and set a new record. It was the 25th league game he has scored in this season, a feat no player has managed before.
Even as Spurs went through the motions in what's been a tumultuous top-flight campaign, Kane has continued to fire for the North London outfit. He came into the game on 27 goals from 36 games, the most in the division after only Manchester City's Erling Haaland (36).
On Saturday, the 29-year-old added one more to his tally by scoring in his 25th league game of the season, an absolute worldie from 35 yards out. He has now scored in almost 68% of his Premier League appearances this term, a testament to his blistering run of form.
Kane's record, though, could be shortlived, as Haaland could break it before the end of the campaign. The Norwegian has scored at least once in 23 league games this season and needs to score in all three of City's remaining top-flight games to set a new milestone, provided Kane doesn't score any more.
Only a few teams have kept Haaland and Kane from scoring
In the 2022-23 Premier League season, West Ham, Manchester United and most surprisingly, Bournemouth, are the only sides who have kept Harry Kane quiet. All other sides have conceded at least once to him.
Leicester City could join the list on the final day if they shut out their former player, like the Foxes did in their first league meeting of the season in November 2022.
Erling Haaland, meanwhile, has scored in 23 of his 33 league appearances in his maiden Premier League campaign. The sides that have kept him out at least once are Bournemouth, Liverpool, Brentford, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Leeds United.
Among them, Brentford will have the chance of not conceding to the 22-year-old dynamite home and away in the Premier League this season when they host City on the final day.
Such remarkable stats show just how incredible Kane and Haaland have been this season. While the latter is on the cusp of winning the Premier League in his first season, his English counterpart may not even qualify for the UEFA Champions League next term.