Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane is now the all-time highest away goalscorer in the history of the Premier League after scoring a goal in Spurs’ 2-0 away win over Brighton.
On Wednesday night, March 16, Harry Kane followed Tottenham Hotspur to the Falmer Stadium to play their 28th Premier League game of the season. During the game, the club’s defender Cristian Romero scored the opener in the 37th minute.
Harry Kane had to wait until the 57th minute to double Tottenham Hotspur’s lead. Unfortunately for the 13th placed Brighton, they could not fight back. Hence, the Premier League game ended 2-0 in favor of the visitors.
The win has pushed Tottenham Hotspur to the 7th spot on the league table with 48 points in 28 games, three points away from 4th placed Arsenal.
Before the game, Harry Kane and former Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney had the same number of away goals in the Premier League. The two English football icons scored 94 Premier League away goals.
But after the 2-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Harry Kane overtook Wayne Rooney who has retired from professional football since 2021.
Harry Kane's 95th Premier League away goal 👏 pic.twitter.com/qhOfn7dM7I— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 16, 2022
After the Premier League game which has pushed Tottenham Hotspur closer to a top-four finish, the coach of the club, Antonio Conte described Harry Kane’s away goals record as an “outstanding achievement “.
“It’s an outstanding achievement for him, but we are talking about a world-class striker”, the Italian coach told Sky Sports. “I’m pleased because at the start of the season, it was a bit of a struggle and he didn’t score a lot.
“But now he knows very well that with this team and with the way we are playing, in every game he has chances to score, and for us to have a striker like him, makes us stronger.
“But at the same time, he is feeling is positive because he knows in every game, he will have one, two, or three chances to improve this record.”
Antonio Conte has issued a rallying call to his best players 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/EvOuCHszc6— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) March 15, 2022
Below are the players Harry Kane overtook to become the all-time highest away goalscorer in the Premier League history
- Andrew Cole:
Before Andrew Cole retired from professional football, the 50-year-old former English footballer scored 83 away goals in a total of 206 appearances.
Cole scored the Premier League goals while playing for Arsenal, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Manchester City, and a host of other clubs.
- Frank Lampard
Before Frank Lampard retired from professional football in 2016 and became a football coach, the 43-year-old former English midfielder scored 85 away goals in 305 games.
Lampard scored those goals while playing for West Ham United, Chelsea, and Manchester City. He is currently the head coach of Everton.
- Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer scored 87 away Premier League goals in 219 games before he retired from professional football in 2006. The 51-year-old English striker scored the goals while playing for Southampton and Newcastle United.
- Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney had 94 away Premier League goals in 243 games before he retired from professional football in 2021.
The 36-year-old English striker who is currently the coach of Derby County scored the goals while playing for Everton and Manchester United.
🏴Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane insisted Spurs are improving under Antonio Conte and the squad believes they can deliver Champions League football next season:— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) March 17, 2022
🔑”It’s clear to see we are understanding the manager’s ideas.”#THFC | #COYS | #BHATOTpic.twitter.com/BL2oWJYlDt
- Harry Kane
Harry Kane is currently the all-time highest away goalscorer in the Premier League. The 28-year-old English striker has scored 95 away Premier League goals in 139 games so far in his career. He scored the goals while playing for Tottenham Hotspur and briefly for Leicester City.
95 – Harry Kane has scored 95 goals in 139 appearances away from home in the Premier League, becoming the competition's all-time top scorer in away games despite making 104 fewer such appearances than second-place Wayne Rooney. Undaunted. pic.twitter.com/YUekCDniVH— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 16, 2022