Monday, 23 November 2015

Kane tops Henry, but who are the other kings of the London derby?

The Tottenham frontman struck twice against West Ham on Sunday afternoon to maintain his outstanding scoring record - but who else is prolific in capital clashes?

Harry Kane struck in his fourth consecutive Premier League match to banish the nightmares of his barren start to the latest campaign, and is now the third highest scorer in the division.

The England international struck in each half against West Ham to extend Tottenham's unbeaten run in the league, but even more remarkably he has now scored 12 goals in 14 London derbies.

He already boasted the best goals-per-game ratio of any Premier League player in London derbies before Sunday's match, but his brace has bumped up his scoring rate to a frankly ridiculous 0.86 per game.
Kane is not only Tottenham's most prolific forward in London derbies - beating Jurgen Klinsmann, who made a big impression in a short time - but he even out-strips Thierry Henry (0.73).

Of course, he still has a long way to go to have the most goals in London derbies, with that honour likely to belong to Henry for a while yet. The Arsenal legend is 11 goals clear of Frank Lampard at the top of the leaderboard.

Kane currently sits in joint 25th spot, level with Gianfranco Zola, Gustavo Poyet, Paolo Di Canio and Darren Bent, but at his current scoring rate, he'd need only 36 more games to reach Henry's milestone!


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