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Harry Kane equaled a record set by Mesut Ozil when his last assist for Son Heung-min came in Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.
The Spurs captain passed the ball to Son down the left from deep position and the South Korean international huddled in a sublime shot after driving the ball forward.
It was the 10th goal that Kane has scored in the Premier League this season, and he has done so in just 11 games.
That puts him at the level of Ozil in the fewest appearances to hit double digits in assists. Arsenal outcast Ozil, who was left out of the Gunners’ Premier League and Europa League teams this term, had held that particular record on his own since 2015-16.
11 – Harry Kane has contributed to his 10th Premier League goal of the season in just 11 games; No player has reached 10 assists in fewer appearances since the start of a campaign in the competition (level with Mesut Özil in 2015-16). Provider. pic.twitter.com/0An4YFHWNu
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 6, 2020
Then Kane struck late in the first half to give Tottenham a 2-0 lead in the interval, and Son was the provider.
Their contributions in the first 45 minutes mean that Kane e Son have now combined directly for 31 Premier League goals, which is the second most of any duo, second only to Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard for Chelsea (36).
England striker Kane has scored eight Premier League goals for Son in 2020-21, second only to Liverpool’s Stan Collymore against Robbie Fowler and Newcastle United’s Mike Newell against Alan Shearer (both nine) in a single campaign in Liverpool’s history. the competition.