Tottenham's Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min become Premier League's all-time top scoring partnership – ESPN

Steve Nicol praises Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min’s record-setting partnership as they combine again vs. Leeds. (1:08)
It’s official: Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min are now the most effective attacking partnership in Premier League history!
Son’s effort to make it 4-0 vs. Leeds on Saturday from Kane’s lofted pass meant the pair have combined for 37 goals in the competition, eclipsing the previous record of 36 set by Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard.
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The Premier League has seen some great strike partnerships throughout the years, from Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton firing Blackburn Rovers to the title in 1994-95 to Manchester United‘s 1998-99 Treble winners Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
But due to ever-changing tactical trends, the prolific front pairing has become increasingly rare, with lone strikers and wide forwards becoming more common as the goals and assists are shared more around the team.
However, Tottenham are one team bucking the trend, with goal gluttons Kane and Son forming a near-symbiotic relationship in the front line in recent years.
History makers. 💫

EVERY Harry and Sonny goal and assist from their incredible @premierleague record. pic.twitter.com/y5okgoWSfA
The pair combined for 14 goals last season alone, which accounted for 20% of Tottenham’s total league goals in 2020-21. They also set a new Premier League single-season record when they combined for the 14th time last term in March’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace, surpassing the mark of 13 that had been held by Shearer and Sutton since 1994-95.
Kane and Son split the goal-scoring burden between them as evenly as possible to break the record, with the England captain scoring 19 to his South Korean counterpart’s 18. They now sit proudly atop a list that features some true Premier League greats:
1. Harry Kane/Son Heung-Min (Tottenham): 37
2. Didier Drogba/Frank Lampard (Chelsea): 36
3. Sergio Aguero/David Silva (Manchester City): 29
4. Thierry Henry/Robert Pires (Arsenal): 29
5. Darren Anderton/Teddy Sheringham (Tottenham): 27

Here’s the pick of the bunch when it comes to Kane and Son’s top-flight teamwork:
This goal will never get old.

😍 𝗛𝗲𝘂𝗻𝗴-𝗠𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝗻 😍 #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/waoUL96SsT
A nicely weighted reverse pass from Kane coupled with Son’s exquisite curling finish from long range was enough to put the stamp on Spurs’ recent domination of Arsenal on derby day.
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩. 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧! 🔥#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/CsX8TcscwD
Spurs initially fell behind to Manchester United but not for long, as goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Son soon put the visitors ahead on their way to dishing out a shock drubbing at Old Trafford. The latter was made possible by a clever quick free kick from Kane, who deftly played in his partner to score past David de Gea with a delicate dink.
𝘼 𝙛𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙁𝙊𝙐𝙍! ⚽⚽⚽⚽ https://t.co/XsYvB3uPwA pic.twitter.com/2fbHpx9azT
Four perfectly executed through balls from Kane and four ruthless finishes from Son ensured a comfortable victory at St Mary’s. The England captain then also chipped in with Spurs’ fifth goal — set up by Son, naturally — to wrap up the scoring.
Last time out against Burnley…#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/7skl6gMdb1
The game itself is perhaps best remembered for Son’s sensational solo dribble, which won FIFA’s Puskas Award for goal of the year, but Kane’s 25-yard drive to open the scoring was also plucked from the very top drawer.
A fantastic four against Liverpool at Wembley! 🔥🤩#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/DhxpMbdahP
Having failed to win in their first three games at temporary home Wembley, Spurs bagged a second on the bounce with a resounding thrashing of Liverpool. Kane opened the scoring and then laid on Son for a second, scampering up the field on the breakaway before squaring for the South Korea international to steer home with a lovely first-time effort.
Cleaving through the Foxes’ defence to latch on to a beautiful Son backheel, Kane was very nearly sprawling across the floor as he applied an unorthodox finish to the pair’s slick interplay.
🗓️ #OnThisDay in 2017, we put 4️⃣ past Bournemouth at The Lane! 🔥#PL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/KWUGhaePpH
Those backheeled one-two assists are no fluke: Kane and Son debuted their party piece against the Cherries when the former laid one into the path of the latter to tuck away from an acute angle.

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