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Tottenham striker Harry Kane found the back of the net twice against West Ham on Saturday to preserve his exemplary striker rate in Premier League face-offs with local rivals.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane have now beaten Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s minute-per-goal ratio record in London Derby.
The England international is in the habit of putting on his best performance when in meetings with local rivals.That record was preserved on Saturday as scored a brace leading to Spurs’ 3-2 win over West Ham.
Kane is now scoring at a rate of one effort every 113 minutes in games against Spurs’ capital neighbours, with nobody holding a better record.
113 – Harry Kane now has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League London derbies (minimum 10 goals). Overtaken. https://t.co/r5smMoaS6L
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 23, 2017
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry appeared in many derbies over the course of a distinguished eight-year spell with the Gunners between 1999 and 2007 – with none taken in during a loan spell in 2012. He registered a club record 228 goal haul during his time in North London, with the bar raised when it came to the art of finding the back of the net in north London.
Kane has already broken though a century of efforts for Spurs, with six in seven games this season taking him to 105. He will have to wait till November to notch up another Premier League derby experience, but will face back-to-back clashes as Tottenham play host to Crystal Palace and then go against arch-rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.