26 Dec Harry Kane’s Premier League 2017 in numbers
Harry Kane has set a new record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year.
The Tottenham striker matched Alan Shearer’s previous record of 36 with his hat-trick in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Burnley, and on Boxing Day he went one better by heading home against Southampton.
His 37th goal of the year gave Spurs a 1-0 lead over Saints at Wembley and his 38th came seven minutes before half-time.
Here, Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at Kane’s historic 2017.
Kane has scored 38 goals in 36 league appearances. Shearer played 42 in 1995 when he set the record.
The Spurs man scored 21 goals in the 2017 portion of last season and has 17 this term – ominously for the rest of the Premier League, that is twice as many as his eight by the turn of the year last season.
Kane’s hat-trick against Burnley was his fifth of the year. He struck three times in games against West Brom, Stoke and Hull last season and four against Leicester in May.
He has scored 19 times in home games and 19 away.
May was his highest-scoring month with eight goals – one in victory over Manchester United before a barnstorming finish to last season with seven in two games as Spurs beat Leicester 6-1 and Hull 7-1.
Most Premier League goals in a calendar year1 Harry Kane, 38, Tottenham, 2017
2 Alan Shearer, 36, Blackburn, 1995
3 Robin van Persie, 35, Arsenal, 2011
4 Thierry Henry, 34, Arsenal, 2004
5= Ruud van Nistelrooy, 30, Manchester United, 2003
5= Les Ferdinand, 30, QPR/Newcastle, 1995
5= Alan Shearer, 30, Blackburn, 1994