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Hitmen assemble – Four strikers with most goals after 200 Premier League apperances

Tottenham’s Harry Kane marked his 200th Premier League appearance with a goal in the club’s 2-2 draw at Norwich this weekend, rescuing a point for Jose Mourinho’s side from the penalty spot after an entertaining clash at Carrow Road.

The England international has been amongst the most prolific forwards in English football since his emergence at the north London side, but how does he compare to some of the most illustrious names in Premier League history after 200 appearances?

Here are the four strikers with the most goals after making their landmark 200th appearance…

Thierry Henry – 131 goals

Regarded by many as the greatest player in Premier League history, Arsenal legend Henry would initially enjoy a slow start to life in England before scoring prolifically during a memorable eight-year spell in north London.

Having failed to score in his first eight games he would get off the mark in a clash against Southampton in September 1999, never looking back as he plundered a huge 228 goals over two spells to become the greatest goalscorer in Arsenal’s history.

Two FA Cups and two league titles would come the Frenchman’s way during a glittering career under Arsene Wenger, whilst he would also be named as the PFA Player of the Year twice and Football Writer’s Footballer of the Year on three occasions.

A record four-time winner of the Premier League’s Golden Boot award, Henry’s first 200 appearances in England’s top-flight would yield an impressive 131 goals, the fourth-highest total in the division’s history.

Harry Kane – 136 goals

Kane’s goal against Norwich would take his tally to 136 goals in just 200 Premier League appearances, the two-times winner of the Golden Boot having scored with great regularity since emerging at Tottenham.

The 26-year-old would score 20+ league goals in each of his first four seasons as a first-team regular, with his greatest haul being 30 during the 2017/18 season as Spurs finished third and secured qualification for the Champions League.

Only two players have ever scored more goals in their first 200 appearances than the England captain, who must have one eye on joining Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney as the only players to have scored 200 Premier League goals in the coming seasons.

Sergio Aguero – 138 goals

Slightly ahead of Kane is Manchester City legend Aguero, the Argentine forward having spent almost a decade at the Etihad and playing a key role in the club’s emergence as a dominant force in English football.

After signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011, Aguero would fire 23 league goals in a stunning debut campaign, including the stoppage-time winner on the final day of the season against QPR as City won the Premier League for the first time in dramatic fashion.

The goals have continued to flow since then with the 31-year-old now the greatest goalscorer in the club’s history with 244 goals in all competitions, whilst he is also just two short of eclipsing Thierry Henry was the highest scoring foreign player in Premier League history.

The forward has hit 20+ goals in each of the past five seasons, one of just two players alongside Henry to achieve the feat in five consecutive campaigns, and looks well placed to be the first to make it six.

Alan Shearer – 145 goals

Could it really be anyone else?

The greatest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League would make his mark on the top flight immediately, scoring 112 goals in just 138 league appearances after signing for Blackburn, firing the club to the title in 1995.

Shearer would become the only player in the competition’s history to score 30+ goals in three consecutive seasons whilst at Ewood Park, before joining boyhood club Newcastle in a world-record deal and continuing to fire in his native North East.

The former England forward would hit 145 goals in his first 200 Premier League appearances, more than any other player, whilst he would finish his career with a record 260 top-flight goals and three Golden Boot awards.

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