Harry Kane has cemented himself in Premier League history as he notched his 100th Premier League goal of his career at just 24-years-old. The feat takes him to 26th on the all time Premier League top goal scoring list.
There can no longer be any debate as to the quality of striker that is Harry Kane.
While he might not have the footwork of the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar, nor the speed of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his finishing, eye for goal and hard work have quickly made him one of, if not the best, strikers in the world currently.
As he notched his 100th Premier League goal of his career in stoppage time to salvage a draw for Tottenham against Liverpool, let us look at five key moments in his illustrious and still very young career.
1. First Premier League goal – 7 April 2014
Hard to believe it has only been four years, but Kane’s first ever top-flight goal in the League came in his first Premier League start for Tottenham. The striker scored in the 59th minute as Spurs gave Sunderland a 5-1 drubbing on the way to finishing sixth in the league. Kane would go on to score in the next two matches and at just 20-years-old, Spurs fans had good reason to be excited about his first full campaign.
2. First Premier League hattrick – 21 March 2015
Just a month after being written into Spurs folklore after scoring both goals as Tottenham came from behind to beat Arsenal in the North London Derby, Kane added his first Premier League hattrick to his wall of fame. After losing the League Cup final to Chelsea, Spurs bounced back with Kane leading the way as they managed to beat Leicester 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller bagging his first Premier League hattrick along the way.
3. Premier League golden boot winner -2015/16
Kane was rewarded for his break through season by being given the number 10 jersey to wear for the 2015/2016 season and he did not disappoint. He finished the season with 25 goals in 38 appearances and edged Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero for the Golden Boot award at just 22-years-old while heinged Tottenham achieve UEFA Champions League qualification.
4. Most Premier League goals in a calendar year – December 2017
Now well established in the league and with two golden boots under his belt, Kane set the record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year with 39 (previous record was Alan Shearer with 36). It is worth pointing out that Kane was also the top goal scorer in Europe across all competitions for the year beating the likes of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
5. 100 Premier League goals – 4 February 2018
Less than four years since his first Premier League goal, Harry Kane showed for the umpteenth that he is Tottenham’s goal scoring savior as a stoppage time penalty gave them a point against Liverpool at Anfield. It took him just 139 games which is second only to Alan Shearer (124).
It is of little surprise why Kane’s future is the subject of a lot of debate. Some will argue that he is simply to good to continue playing for Tottenham whilst others believe that his class could make Tottenham a team worthy of his quality. All we know is that at this rate, there is no limit as to what he can achieve and in the short term, England supporters will be looking at their talisman when the England Lions travel to Russia for the World Cup in June.