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Harry Kane Stats: Which player did the Englishman surpass to become the sixth all-time leading scorer in the Premier League?

The English striker will be looking to overtake Manchester City legend Kun Aguero and Fran Lampard to continue climbing the Premier League's top scorers list.

Kane has improved under Conte.
Kane has improved under Conte.

Harry Kane is Premier League history. With his brace against Everton, he entered the historical 'top 6' of the top scorers of the tournament since its new denomination. He equaled the record of one icon: Thierry Henry. 

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His possible departure to Manchester City destabilized his start to the season at Tottenham Hotspur, but Harry Kane is already on course to return to the top scorers of the season in the Premier League. 

He equaled Thierry Henry with 176 goals in the Premiership era to become the sixth-highest scorer in the competition since then.

According to BeSoccer Pro, Tottenham's English striker is already in fifth place in the English championship since 1992-93, when it began to be played under the new name. Ahead of him is Kun Agüero's mark (184) and a little further away is Andrew Cole's 187 to enter the podium.

There are only two players above 200 goals in the Premier League so far: Wayne Rooney (208), a legend of English soccer and Manchester United, and Alan Shearer, who with his 260 goals is at another level in the British domestic championship. It will be difficult to take the record away from the historic Newcastle 'killer'.

Kane alongside Henry and Lampard

Not only does Kane sneak into sixth place all-time in the Premier League era, but he also matches one of the competition's greats and moves to within one goal of another all-time great.

Frank Lampard and Thierry Henry ended their respective careers with 177 and 176 goals respectively. The Tottenham striker now has 176. Lampard scored those goals in 611 games in his role as a midfielder, and Henry did so in fewer games (258) than Kane has (270).

If we compare some of the more curious facts of the three in reaching that figure, we find that Kane's favorite victim has been Leicester (16 goals) and the only one that has resisted him in the league is Brentford.

Lampard, on the other hand, punished Aston Villa more times (13) and failed to score against five opponents: Burnley, Ipswich Town, Cardiff City, QPR, and Watford. Henry scored 12 against Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, and Charlton, his favorites, and was left with a thorn in his side to score at least one goal against Swansea City.

Like Henry with Arsenal, Kane has scored all his Premier League goals for one club, Tottenham. Lampard divided them a bit more: 147 with Chelsea, 23 with West Ham, and 6 with Manchester City.

What did Kane say?

"I feel like I've got a lot more years in me, so hopefully I can keep crossing those names off, keep helping the team with my goals," Kane told 'Sky Sports'.

He was very proud to catch up with Henry: "He was one of the best Premiership strikers we've seen, so to be up there with him is a nice little milestone."

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