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Kane and Son become the Premier League’s most prolific duo in Leeds rout

It has taken Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min less than half a season to eclipse the previous best mark in Premier League history.

 
3:22pm on Saturday 2nd January 2021
By
Robin Bairner

Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have written themselves into Premier League history by becoming the most prolific duo in a single Premier League season.

During Spurs’ 3-0 win over Leeds at the Tottenham Stadium, the pair combined in familiar style on a to seal three points for Jose Mourinho’s side.

A controversial penalty allowed Kane to open the scoring after 29 minutes, but the big moment arrived two minutes before the break. The England striker gathered the ball on the right before delivering a perfect cross that allowed Son to fire home a first-time finish.

Tottenham 3-0 Leeds: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

It was the 13th time in the league this season that either Kane or Son had scored following a pass from their strike partner.

No combination has managed more over the course of a whole 38-game campaign. It took Kane and Son fewer than 17 matches to better that record.

Son would later chalk up another assist of his own, albeit this time he set up Toby Alderweireld to head home from a corner.

The pair were once again the class acts on the field, with Kane posting an 8.2 FC Rating and marginally eclipsed by Son, who achieved an 8.6 FC Rating.

The remarkable run of Kane and Son

The Kane-Son combination

DateOpponentScorerAssist
20/9Southampton (a)SonKane
20/9Southampton (a)SonKane
20/9Southampton (a)SonKane
20/9Southampton (a)SonKane
4/10Man Utd (a)SonKane
4/10Man Utd (a)KaneSon
18/10West Ham (h)SonKane
18/10 West Ham (h)KaneSon
26/10Burnley (a)SonKane
6/12Arsenal (h)SonKane
6/12Arsenal (h)KaneSon
13/12Crystal Palace (a)KaneSon
2/1Leeds (h)SonKane

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