Harry Kane set new record for Premier League goal

Vastavam web: Harry Kane set a new record for the most Premier League goals in a year and will finish as Europe’s leading scorer for 2017 after the Tottenham Hotspur forward bagged a brace against Southampton today.Kane’s 22nd-minute header at Wembley was his 37th goal of the year, moving him past Alan Shearer’s previous Premier League record, which was set when he played for Blackburn Rovers in 1995.Messi, who has 54 goals this year, can’t catch Kane as Barcelona don’t play again until 2018.

Kane admitted he was keen to break Shearer’s record after he moved level with the former England star with a hat-trick in Tottenham’s win at Burnley on Saturday.The 24-year-old reached his landmark 37th goal in 36 league appearances, while Shearer played 42 times when he set the old record with 36 goals.He netted 18 times in home games and 19 in away fixtures, while May was his highest scoring month with eight goals.

The England international now has 22 goals for Tottenham in all competitions this season.Other high-scoring Premier League stars over a calendar year include Robin van Persie, who notched 35 for Arsenal in 2011, and Thierry Henry, who struck 34 times for Arsenal in 2004.