Harry Kane: the ridiculous statistics of a ridiculously wasted season for Spurs

Ian Watson

Harry Kane has scored bloody loads of Premier League goals this season – not that it’s done him or Tottenham much good. Here are the numbers behind an effort that deserves far more attention than it is receiving in the shadow of Erling Haaland…


– Kane has scored 30 Premier League goals this season, matching his highest tally of 30 goals scored in 2017/18. He also missed out on the Golden Boot that year, with Mo Salah netting 32 for Liverpool.

– Erling Haaland is the only player in Europe to have scored more top-flight league goals than Kane this season.

– His goal against Brentford – and what a f***ing goal it was! – saw Kane become the first player to score in 25 different Premier League matches in a 38-game season, a record he duly extended to 26 within two minutes of Spurs’ 4-1 final-day win at Leeds.

– Despite Kane’s goals, Tottenham finished eighth, their lowest Premier League finish since 2007/08. The lowest they had previously finished since Kane made his debut was seventh in 2020/21.

– The England record goalscorer has scored his 30 goals from an xG of 21.4.

– Mo Salah has an xG roughly the same as Kane (21.8) but the Liverpool striker scored only 19 goals this season.

– Kane has out-performed his non-penalty xG (16.9) by more than any other player in the Premier League.

– Kane has scored 0.79 goals per 90 mins. He has bettered that ratio only twice before: 2016/17 (1.04 per 90) and 2017/18 (0.88 per 90).

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– Kane attempted 124 shots in the 2022/23 Premier League season. He had more attempts on goal in three of the last seven seasons.

– Of those shots, 54 have been on target, giving him an accuracy rate of 43.5%.

– Kane’s goals have come from an average of 16 yards out. Haaland’s, on average, have been scored from 12.6 yards.

– Kane has scored 42.9% of Tottenham’s goals this season – the highest ratio in the Premier League. Erling Haaland, with his 36 goals, accounts for 38.7% of Manchester City’s.

– The breakdown of Kane’s 30 goals: 12 right foot; 11 headers; two left foot; five penalties.

Harry Kane scores a penalty to put Tottenham in front against Everton

– Thirteen of Kane’s goals have been scored in the first half, with 17 coming in the second period.

– The highest percentage of Kane’s 30 goals have been scored in the 15-minute window just after the hour. The breakdown: 1-15 – 5; 16-30: 3; 31-45 – 3; 45+ – 2; 46-60 – 5; 61-75 – 7; 76-90 – 4; 90+ – 1.

– This is the first season in which Kane has scored at least one goal in every time window.

– Eleven of Kane’s goals have been match-winners for Spurs.

– Kane’s goals have won 24 points for Tottenham – 40% of their total of 60 points. That’s the highest ratio in the Premier League. The next highest is Ivan Toney, whose goals have earned 30.2% of Brentford’s points.

– Of the dozen players to score 20-plus league goals in Europe this season, only Toney and Reims’ Folarin Balogun are lower than Kane and Spurs in their domestic league. Four of the six highest scorers in Europe have won their league title.

– Tottenham have still conspired to lose seven of the 26 games in which Kane has scored.

– Only Jamie Vardy (nine for Leicester in 2017/18) has scored in more games for the losing side in a single season.

– Kane has played 3414 minutes of Premier League football this season, his highest total ever, beating the 3361 minutes in played in 2015/16.

– Kane started every Premier League game in a season for the second time in his career.

– Kane has collected more yellow cards (six) this season – his highest total of any Premier League campaign. If you played competently for this Spurs side, you’d want to kick or shout at something too.

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