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Getting even a goal in the Premier League is impressive, having 153 of them is just amazing, but to score against every team you’ve faced in the league? Well, that’s something to behold.
Harry Kane becomes the first player to score against the 30 Premier League teams he has faced after taking a penalty in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Leeds on Saturday afternoon.
Having previously held the record at 29, Kane has now increased his number to even 30 Premier League teams that he has surpassed by scoring against the newly promoted side of Marcelo Bielsa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, Kane still has a long way to go to hit Frank Lampard’s record of scoring against 39 different Premier League teams. The current Blues manager’s 39th goal came against Manchester City’s former Chelsea in a 1-1 draw in a memorable game in September 2014.
Lampard was unable to score against five Premier League opponents during his career, yet he never scored against Burnley, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, QPR or Watford. Kane has already scored against four of them in his Premier League career, while Ipswich Town has not appeared in the top flight since 2001/02 and is languishing in League One, making it difficult for Kane to complete the set, unfortunately.
All of this season’s Premier League teams have already awarded Kane in their Premier League existence, so Kane will have to wait until newly promoted clubs join Spurs in the 2021/22 season to extend his record even more.
With his form and consistency, there is certainly no bet against Kane continuing the record as long as he is playing at the highest level, and as long as the teams he has not yet scored against are promoted to the top flight.
Who will be number 31? Time will tell …