There aren’t many strike partnerships Premier League history better than Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
The 2020/21 season saw the duo combine a ridiculous 14 times for goal combinations as duel scorers and assisters, with particularly impressive performances coming in the 5-2 win at Southampton and the 6-1 embarrassment of Manchester United.
Kane and Son then made history in February 2022, combining for their 37th Premier League goal and setting the all-time record in the process.
Who’s better out of the two? It’s pretty much impossible to tell at this stage. The good thing for Spurs, though, is that when the pair combine to good effect they’re pretty much unstoppable.
So here’s every goal they’ve combined for as creator and finisher in the Premier League. We’re not counting penalties, as they’re not as much fun.
1. Stoke 0-4 Tottenham – 10/09/2016
Son had a pretty quiet 2015/16 season, his debut campaign with Tottenham, but started the following term in devastating form.
He scored twice in a 4-0 demolition of Stoke before setting Kane up for his first of the season.
2. Tottenham 3-2 West Ham – 19/11/2016
Spurs were trailing 2-1 to West Ham when Son was brought on in the 72nd minute, and it was his contribution that turned the game in Tottenham’s favour.
His low cross eventually found its way to Kane, who had the simple task of tapping in at the back post for the equaliser. Son also won the penalty which Kane converted to seal Tottenham’s victory, but this isn’t fantasy football so it doesn’t count – and like we said, it’s not as fun.
3. Tottenham 5-0 Swansea – 03/12/2016
Kane and Son had already scored before they combined for the third in this 5-0 over Swansea.
Son charged towards the box before cutting back, inadvertently setting up Kane to slam into the far corner.
4. Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham – 21/01/2017
Hugo Lloris had a bit of a mare in this game, firstly misjudging a long punt over his defence for Leroy Sane’s opener before spilling a cross, allowing Kevin De Bruyne the easiest goal he’ll ever score.
However, Dele Alli nodded in to half the deficit before Kane and Son combined for the equaliser. The England international nonchalantly knocked the ball around the corner with the outside of his foot for Son, who bounced the ball past Claudio Bravo. Remember Claudio Bravo?
5. Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth – 15/04/2017
It’s just a lovely little flick from Kane to send Son through on goal here.
Everything was coming off for Spurs towards the end of the 2016/17 season and the partnership between the two star forwards was starting to become evident.
6 & 7. Leicester 1-6 Tottenham – 18/05/2017
Remember when Kane got so angry at the thought of not winning the Golden Boot he decided to score seven goals in the final two games of the 2016/17 season? That was funny.
Also, for the first time here, we have multiple goal involvements in one game! Yay! Firstly, Son scrambled down the right before pulling it back for Kane to roll in. The roles of creator and finisher were switched for Spurs’ fourth as Kane set Son running from his own half.
The South Korean pulled the ball back onto his right foot just outside of the area and curled into the far corner.
8. Tottenham 4-1 Liverpool – 22/10/2017
Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip were very bad in this game. Like, laughably bad.
Kane’s assist for Son came when Lovren totally misjudged Lloris’ throw, allowing Kane to cross from the right for Son to finish with ease.
9. Tottenham 5-2 Southampton – 26/12/2017
Kane set the record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year on Boxing Day in 2017 and marked the occasion with a hat-trick.
His second came from some delicious build-up as Dele Alli slid Son in down the left. The ball across goal needed only a slight nudge from Kane for his second.
10. Tottenham 4-0 Everton – 13/01/2018
Jonjoe Kenny was only about 12 years old when he was thrown in against Son, so you have to feel a little sorry for the Evertonian given how royally he was mugged off for Tottenham’s second against Everton back in January 2018.
Son spun Kenny and dragged the ball past him before getting away from Mason Holgate to cross low for Kane.
11. Tottenham 2-0 Huddersfield – 03/03/2018
It was Son who was the game winner against Huddersfield, scoring twice in a routine victory over the Yorkshire outfit.
Kane showed his awareness with a cross from the right which bounced perfectly for Son to head back across goal past Jonas Lossl.
12. Brighton 1-1 Tottenham – 17/04/2018
It’s still something of a mystery how Son managed to prevent the ball spinning off the pitch for this goal.
He got to the byline in messy fashion before squaring for Kane, whose shot struck Bruno Saltor before going in.
13. Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle – 09/05/2018
Tottenham were never truly in the title race during the 2017/18 season but still needed victory over Newcastle in May to secure Champions League football for the following season.
Thankfully Kane was at his cool best when set up by Son in the 50th minute, placing an effort into the top corner from the edge of the box.
14. Tottenham 3-1 Southampton – 05/12/2018
This was another trademark cross from creator to finisher, with Son getting on the end of Kane’s pass for an easy goal in a routine win over Southampton.
15. Everton 2-6 Tottenham – 23/12/2018
After this game, writers and fans up and down the country promptly asserted Tottenham were in the title race. They fell out of contention just as quickly as they were talked up, winning just three of their final 12 league games.
But regardless, this was still a ruthless display rounded off when Kane side-footed Son’s low cross past the outstretched arms of Jordan Pickford.
16. Tottenham 1-3 Wolves – 29/12/2018
Son didn’t exactly lay this one on a plate for his forward partner. It was actually an effort way outside the box from Kane’s left boot that Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio could only flap a hand at.
Pretty good goal really. Shame Spurs capitulated in the final quarter of the game to lose 3-1.
17. Cardiff 0-3 Tottenham – 01/01/2019
This was about as routine a win as Tottenham got during the 2018/19 season.
They were three goals up by the half hour mark, with Son’s third sealing the deal. The South Korean gathered Kane’s pass in a tight area and shifted wider to the right before popping a shot back across Neil Etheridge.
18. Leicester 2-1 Tottenham – 21/09/2019
The impressive thing here wasn’t Son’s backheel. It was Kane somehow getting a shot away despite having to deal with a massive shove in the back courtesy of Caglar Soyuncu.
The England captain stumbled towards the ground but still managed to bounce the ball off the ground and over Kasper Schmeichel.
19. Tottenham 5-0 Burnley – 07/12/2019
There were a number of excellent goals in this ‘contest’, not just Son’s run from his own half.
The game’s opener was a corker, Kane smashing in a swerving effort from Son’s nudged pass.
20. Tottenham 2-0 West Ham – 23/06/2020
We’ve missed a bunch of time here, haven’t we?
That’s because in the 2019/20 season, Kane got a nasty hamstring injury and then Son messed up his arm at Aston Villa.
They were playing together again when the Premier League restarted after the coronavirus hiatus, Kane sealing a 2-0 win over West Ham on the counter late on from Son’s through ball.
21. Sheffield United 3-1 Tottenham – 02/07/2020
This was a pretty horrific game for Spurs fans. An early Kane goal was disallowed controversially for a handball in the buildup before Sheffield United charged into a 3-0 lead.
Spurs did eventually cut their hosts open when Son squared for Kane in the 90th minute. A good game for the partnership stats, a bad game for everything else.
22, 23, 24. Southampton 2-5 Tottenham – 20/09/2020
It must be said that, while this game put the Son and Kane partnership back on the map, Southampton’s defending throughout was atrocious.
Having taken the lead through Danny Ings, the Saints then elected to leave acres of space in behind their defence as Kane dropped into midfield, finding Son with chipped passes time and time again.
Four times to be exact. Great finishing from Son, three of them from Kane assists, but also one of the worst defensive displays you’re ever likely to see.
25 & 26. Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham – 04/10/2020
Again, Tottenham were given a big helping hand by some more terrible defensive play, with United’s Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw particularly woeful on the day, but the link up between Son and Kane was still brilliant.
Some quick thinking from a free kick saw Kane send Son clean through, with the latter deftly chipping the ball past David de Gea and into the corner.
After Anthony Martial’s red card, United gave the ball away on the edge of their own area and the play ended with Kane tucking home from Son’s pass.
27 & 28. Tottenham 3-3 West Ham – 18/10/2020
20 minutes into this game and Tottenham fans were in dreamland. The 2020/21 Premier League title was a sure thing, mainly because Kane and Son were playing so elegantly and smartly together.
One long ball over the top was all it took from Kane to set Son up in the first minute, before Son played one to Kane, who nutmegged Declan Rice and fired beyond Lukasz Fabianski for the second.
Then some other stuff happened and the game ended 3-3.
29. Burnley 0-1 Tottenham – 26/10/2020
This is probably one of the more unusual combinations.
Staring a 0-0 draw at Burnley in the face on a cold Monday night, Kane diverted Erik Lamela’s out-swinging corner to Son, who headed past Nick Pope into the top corner.
It proved enough to earn victory for Spurs at Turf Moor.
30 & 31. Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal – 06/12/2020
Sometimes, all you’ve got to do is give Son the ball and he’ll do something a bit crazy. Like scoring a 25-yarder in the north London derby.
Arsenal were guilty of giving Kane space to turn and pass to Son, who also had acres to work with on the left before cutting in and floating a curler past the outstretched Bernd Leno.
Kane added a second just before half time, latching onto Son’s pass to smash in off the crossbar. The Gunners had two defenders to Tottenham’s four attackers during that passage of play.
32. Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham – 14/12/2020
If it weren’t for Vicente Guaita in this game, Son and Kane might have a few more additions to their collection.
As it was, Son made a simple pass to Kane, who unleashed a swerving shot from distance that caught the Spanish goalkeeper off guard.
33. Tottenham 3-0 Leeds – 02/01/2021
Leeds had plenty of the ball during the opening stages of this clash but failed to make it count, leaving them frustrated when Kane netted a penalty before he set up Son for the second.
The England striker clipped the ball into Son’s path, with the South Korean applying a caressed touch to guide the ball past Illan Meslier.
34. Tottenham 4-1 Crystal Palace – 08/03/2021
It took a couple of months for Kane and Son to finally get there, but when they combined for another strike against Crystal Palace they broke the Premier League record for most goals combined by a duo in a single season.
Kane had already set up two for Gareth Bale with Son looking a little left out, but it finally clicked when the South Korean sent Erik Lamela’s pass back across goal to Kane, who had the simple task of nodding in.
35. Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham – 18/10/2021
An uncertain summer followed the conclusion of the 2020/21 season, with Kane looking to leave when Spurs finished seventh in the Premier League. That exit didn’t come, however, and the England captain started the following campaign slowly.
He didn’t get his first league goal until October, when he lobbed Karl Darlow at St James’ Park, and he followed up that strike by setting up Son with a pass across goal.
36. Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham – 19/02/2022
This goal took Kane and Son level with Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard for the record of all-time Premier League goal combinations, and what a game to do it in.
City weren’t at their resolute best at the back and some sluggish tracking allowed Kane to charge into the box unmarked to brilliantly convert Son’s clipped cross.
37. Leeds 0-4 Tottenham – 26/02/2022
Kane and Son sent the record tumbling later that month, combining for their 37th Premier League goal to finish off Leeds United.
A typically sensational pass from Kane sent Son through on goal, and as usual, the South Korean didn’t disappoint.
38. Tottenham 3-1 West Ham – 20/03/2022
Spurs deservedly beat West Ham here, but they made their fans sweat for it a touch.
Son’s first from Kane’s wonderful pass made it 2-0 and it was the same supplier and finisher combo that later made it 3-1 following a flicked Kane header.
39. Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham – 09/04/2022
At this point, Kane and Son finally had a third attacking partner in Dejan Kulusevski who took some of the attacking burden off them.
However, that didn’t stop them teaming up again against Villa as Kane’s header sent Son clean through to finish in a breezy win at Villa Park.
40. Tottenham 3-1 Leicester – 01/05/2022
Spurs’ march towards Champions League qualification continued at home to Leicester, and yet again there was a Kane and Son combo to celebrate.
Son’s corner was deliciously whipped into the near post and Kane bustled away from Daniel Amartey to power home a low header.
41. Brighton 0-1 Tottenham – 08/10/2022
The momentum rolled over into the 2022/23 season as Spurs hit the ground running – even Kane fancied scoring some early season goals.
He grabbed one at the Amex courtesy of Son’s left foot shot which he diverted smartly past Robert Sanchez.
42. Crystal Palace 0-4 Tottenham – 04/01/2023
Son’s season had been pretty dismal before Spurs rocked up in south London to face Crystal Palace – he’d only scored in one Premier League game (as a substitute against Leicester) and that was when he bagged a hat-trick.
2023 saw him dig out his scoring boots to collect a lofted Kane ball over the top, which admittedly took a kind ricochet of Marc Guehi. Still, he had to find the back of Vicente Guaita’s net and did so nicely.
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