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Harry Kane fails to beat Alan Shearer’s record – 4 Newcastle players in total feature in Premier League 100 club

4 years ago

Harry Kane reached a personal milestone at the weekend.

The 2-2 draw at Liverpool saw the Tottenham striker reach 100 Premier League goals.

However, he was still way behind Alan Shearer, which is usually the case when it comes to PL goalscoring records.

Harry Kane scored that 100th goal in his 141st Premier League appearance, which is pretty impressive.

Alan Shearer though only needed 124 Premier League games to reach his 100 goals total.

In third place after Shearer and Kane is Sergio Aguero, his 100 goals taking 147 PL games to reach the target.

When he reached that landmark the Argentine forward should have sent Newcastle United a thank you card, as 11 of those first 100 goals came against the Magpies.

Just for good measure he added that hat-trick last month at the Etihad…

In total there are 27 players who have scored 100 goals or more in the Premier League era and four former Newcastle players feature in the nine fastest.

Both Alan Shearer and Michael Owen reached 100 Premier League goals before signing for Newcastle.

However, Les Ferdinand reached the target when playing for NUFC, whilst Andy Cole of course made that quite amazing start to his Premier League career what at St James Park, scoring  a staggering 34 goals in his first 40 PL appearances, then adding another 9 in 18 the following season before moving to Manchester United.

The Premier League 100 Club and how many matches (in brackets) that it took them to reach the target:

Alan Shearer (124)

Harry Kane (141)

Sergio Aguero (147)

Thierry Henry (160)

Ian Wright (173)

Robbie Fowler (175)

Les Ferdinand (178)

Michael Owen (185)

Andy Cole (185)

Robin van Persie (197)

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (200)

Didier Drogba (220)

Darren Bent (226)

Wayne Rooney (247)

Dwight Yorke (254)

Teddy Sheringham (254)

Robbie Keane (255)

Nicolas Anelka (258)

Matthew Le Tissier (266)

Dion Dublin (271)

Jermain Defoe (303)

Frank Lampard (406)

Emile Heskey (414)

Peter Crouch (419)

Paul Scholes (436)

Steven Gerrard (449)

Ryan Giggs (534)


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