World News – GB – Where do Harry Kane and Son Heung-min rank among the best duos of the Premier League era?


Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have excelled for Tottenham so far this season to solidify their place as the Premier League’s most effective strike force

The pair scored all of their side’s goals in Sunday’s 3-3 draw against West Ham and are now 12 this season, with eight assists each other

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at how they stack up against the most trusted duos of the Premier League era

Kane has now scored 78 goals and Son 44 when they split the field in the league After playing 8,222 minutes together, that equates to 134 goals every 90 minutes

Kane set Son up in the first minute against West Ham, with the South Korean returning the favor seven minutes later, bringing them to 28 combinations of assists in their time together

It’s more than any current partnership, with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne on 20 and De Bruyne the supplier for 19 of those Kane and Dele Alli have combined 17 times, Kane has scored 15, and Son and Alli a more equal distribution of 15

Liverpool’s star forwards are closest behind Son and Kane with a combined record of 128 goals every 90 minutes playing together – Salah has scored 58 goals during this span, with Mane at one point joining him on a half a century They also have 14 goal combinations, with Salah scoring nine assists from Mane and providing five in return

The pair left Roberto Firmino as the third man in Liverpool’s attack, but he scored 10 goals for Salah and 11 for Mane, as they provided six and four assists respectively for his strikes

The longest and most successful partnership on the list, Henry and Pires have played over 12,000 minutes together and shared 162 goals, with Henry’s 108 exactly doubling the winger’s total

Another French compatriot, Sylvain Wiltord, was also an effective partner for Henry in a shorter span, sharing 67 goals to better than one every 90 minutes, while Dennis Bergkamp was a longtime creative foil for him but was left in the shadows in terms of goals

Aguero overtook Henry last season as the Premier League’s best foreign player, and he and Sterling combined for 101 goals at 122 by 90 minutes, with the Argentine scoring 65 and Sterling adding his 36th against Arsenal on Saturday then that Aguero played for the first time this season

Midfielder De Bruyne doesn’t score enough to be considered part of a strike partnership with either, but has put up 12 for Sterling and those 19 for Aguero – as well as 10 for Gabriel Jesus

Like Henry and Pires, the Liverpool duo were not a traditional pair of strikes, with Gerrard playing in midfield but weighing in with an impressive share of goals – including 29 with Torres on the pitch, adding to the 52 of the Spaniard has a combined 113 per game

Gerrard’s subsequent partnership with Luis Suarez was almost identical – 26 goals against the Uruguayan’s 55 in 6,497 minutes, just 35 more than he played with Torres



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