Harry Kane sits right alongside the most feared forwards in the Premier League, one of the division’s greatest goalscorers and a talismanic figure for Tottenham since his emergence from the club’s academy ranks.
Only Alan Shearer has reached a century of Premier League goals in quicker fashion than the England captain, but which sides have proven to be Kane’s preferred opponents in his career to date?
Here are the six teams Harry Kane has scored the most goals against in all competitions:
West Ham – 9 goals (15 appearances)
The Spurs star boasts a fine record in London derbies with West Ham amongst his favoured opposition, Kane scoring nine goals in just 15 appearances against the Hammers in all competitions – including netting in a 2-0 victory over the club’s cross-city rivals last month.
Perhaps his most memorable performance against West Ham came during a clash between the two fierce rivals in November 2016, Kane scoring twice in the final two minutes – including a stoppage-time penalty – to snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory for the home side at White Hart Lane.
Southampton – 9 goals (15 appearances)
Next on this list is Southampton, who have seen Kane score nine goals in 15 appearances against the club in all competitions, including a hat-trick in a 5-2 victory for Tottenham at Wembley on Boxing Day 2017.
The England international was in ruthless mood as he nodded in Christian Eriksen’s free-kick for his opener, before tapping in from close range for his second and netting a delightful third with a dinked finish to claim the match ball.
The treble was remarkably Kane’s sixth of a prolific calendar year – the most any player has ever managed in Premier League history.
Everton – 9 goals (10 appearances)
The third side on this list to have conceded nine goals to the Spurs sharp-shooter, Kane has registered a phenomenal recent run against Everton to take his overall tally against the Merseyside club to nine goals in ten appearances.
The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in his past five league appearances against the Toffees, registering four consecutive braces before firing a blank in the meeting between the two sides earlier this month.
Kane’s goal record has contributed to a fine recent record for Spurs against Everton, the north London side unbeaten in each of the ten meetings between the sides in which he has featured.
Stoke City – 9 goals (9 appearances)
Stoke’s 2018 relegation to the Championship after a decade in the Premier League was a huge blow to all involved with the club, but there may also have been a sense of disappointment from a north London-based forward who had feasted on the Potters’ defence in recent seasons.
Kane has averaged a goal-per-game against Stoke, scoring nine goals in just nine appearances, including scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 thrashing at White Hart Lane in February 2017.
That treble was the star’s third hat-trick in nine games during a phenomenal run of form at the start of 2017, Kane scoring 12 goals in just 11 games following the turn of the New Year.
Arsenal – 10 goals (13 appearances)
? Harry Kane: “The goal vs Arsenal when I cut in off the flank and bent it in was a very special moment in terms of the atmosphere. I’d never heard White Hart Lane that loud and energetic.” That noise ? #THFC pic.twitter.com/ToaUDN6vgU
— COYS.com (@COYS_com) May 28, 2020
Spurs’ supporters regularly sing about Kane being one of their ‘own’, and the forward’s formidable record in north London derbies further adds to his already legendary status at the club.
Kane has proven to be the scourge of Arsenal in recent years, the Tottenham talisman scoring ten goals in just 13 appearances against the Gunners in all competitions.
The forward scored his tenth goal in north London derby fixtures with a penalty at the Emirates earlier this season, moving him level with Emmanuel Adebayor and Bobby Smith as the players to have scored the most goals in the fixture.
Kane does, however, hold the record for most Premier League goals in the fixture, with each of his strikes against Arsenal coming in league encounters between the two rivals.
Leicester – 15 goals (14 appearances)
Leicester played their part in the development of the two-time Golden Boot winner with Kane spending a spell on loan with the Foxes during their time in the Championship, though perhaps few at the King Power Stadium predicted the heights he would reach following just two goals in 13 second tier appearances.
Since returning to north London the forward has flourished into one of the finest finishers in English football, his former side witnessing Kane’s goalscoring instincts on more occasions than any other team.
Kane has scored 15 goals in just 14 appearances against Leicester, including scoring his first Premier League hat-trick during a 4-3 ding-dong encounter between the sides in 2015.
Kane also scored the first four-goal haul of his Premier League career during a 6-1 thrashing of Leicester three years ago, part of a tally of seven goals in the final two fixtures of the season to overhaul Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and win a second successive Golden Boot in style.