Tottenham Hotspur‘s duo, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane are the joint second-best partnership in the history of the Premier League after combining to score the club’s lone goal in their encounter with Burnley.
Tottenham and Burnley went head to head in the Premier League on Monday, October 26 and Harry Kane assisted Heung-min Son in the 76th minute. The lone goal was all Jose Mourinho and his men needed to win the game 1-0. It was also all the club needed to jump to the 5th spot from the 11th spot.
The most interesting aspect of the match was that the game marked the 29th time Heung-min Son and Harry Kane have assisted each other to score for Tottenham. This has made them equal other historic partnerships in the Premier League like the partnership between David Silva and Sergio Aguero at Manchester City which produced a total number of 29 goals; and the partnership between Robert Pires and Thierry Henry at Arsenal which also produced a total number of 29 goals.
As it stands, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane are just 7 goals away from equalling the best Premier League partnership of all time, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard at Chelsea which produced a total number of 36 goals.
The Tottenham’s duo has a very huge possibility of overtaking Chelsea’s duo this season which has been the best for Jose Mourinho’s men. With the contribution of Kane and Son, Tottenham have scored 16 goals to become the current highest goalscoring side of the league.
Heung-min Son is the current highest goalscorer in the Premier League
So far this season, Son and Kane have assisted themselves to score 9 goals. The South Korean man is always at the finishing end of the partnership which has made him the current highest goalscorer of the Premier League with 8 goals.
“It is great,” Harry Kane told BBC Sport after Tottenham’s game against Burnley on Monday night. “Me and Sonny have had a nice little partnership going recently and hopefully it continues.
“I think having more understanding when I’m dropping deep for him to run in behind [is the difference]. It is just confidence as well. Even today it was not an amazing assist but it fell well for Sonny.”
Harry Kane has the highest Assists so far in the Premier League
Meanwhile, Kane has been enjoying a different kind of football which has led him to start setting different kinds of records. Kane who is known to be a top striker is now more involved in Tottenham’s team play than just finishing.
This new style has allowed Kane to be directly involved in Tottenham’s 13 Premier League goals this season which earned him five goals and eight assists in just 6 Premier League matches. No player in the history of the Premier League has performed so well in the league’s first 6 games.
“When you want to win, you do everything for the team”, coach Jose Mourinho said. “There is no space for individuals or no space for prima donnas, Harry has this spirit and he is fantastic.
“He has done amazing with every coach here. The way the team plays, he is very comfortable because he is good in the box and also magnificent outside the box.”
Burnley are Winless in 5 Premier League matches
With the 1-0 loss Burnley suffered against Tottenham on Monday, they have remained winless in the 5 Premier League matches they have played so far in the 2020-2021 season.
In five Premier League matches, Burnley drew one and were defeated in four matches which have kept them rooted in the 18th spot on the league table with just a point.