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Tottenham’s Harry Kane closing in on second Alan Shearer record after goal vs Leicester

Harry Kane is close to matching a record currently held by former Blackburn and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer, it has been revealed.

Kane’s Tottenham are currently locked in Premier League action with Leicester City in north London.

Spurs headed into the game sitting two points behind 4th-placed Arsenal with five games left to play.

As a result, they desperately need a win to ensure that they are able to keep pace with the Gunners, who are in action later on Sunday.

And, at the time of writing, Antonio Conte’s side are on course to pick up a valuable three points against a much-changed Leicester City side.

The Foxes started the tie the brighter of the two sides, but Tottenham took the lead 22 minutes in thanks to a Harry Kane effort, which was, to the surprise of nobody, set up by Heung-min Son.

Kane closing in on Shearer

Kane is already chasing the former Newcastle striker down in pursuit of the most goals in the history of the Premier League.

And now, as per Opta: ‘Harry Kane has scored 17 goals in 14 matches against Leicester in the Premier League, the most goals he has scored against any side. In the competition’s history, only Alan Shearer (20 against Leeds) has scored more goals against a specific opponent.’

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Josh Barker

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