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Ranking the five players with the most Premier League away goals

Harry Kane returned to form this weekend after netting his first league goal of the season during Tottenham’s 3-2 win at Newcastle, the forward opening his account after a slow start to the Premier League campaign.

Kane’s goal continued his fine record in the competition away from home, with the Spurs striker moving past Alan Shearer for Premier League goals scored on the road.

 

Following the 28-year-old’s goal at Newcastle, we look at the five players with the most away goals in Premier League history.

Andy Cole – 83 goals (206 games)

Andy Cole’s record in the Premier League continues to be overlooked when assessing the division’s greats, despite the former Newcastle and Manchester United forward ranking third amongst the Premier League’s record scorers.

Cole’s overall haul of 187 goals trails only Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney, with 83 of the forward’s efforts coming in away fixtures.

Cole won the Premier League’s Golden Boot during his first-ever season in the division with Newcastle in 1993/94, scoring a record-breaking 34 goals to be named as the PFA Young Player of the Year.

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He later moved to Manchester United in a British transfer-record deal and enjoyed huge success at Old Trafford, winning five league titles and the Champions League before spells with clubs including Blackburn, Fulham and Manchester City.

Frank Lampard – 85 goals (305 games)

The greatest goalscoring midfielder of his generation, Frank Lampard remarkably ranks alongside the Premier League’s most prolific forwards following a goal-laden career in England’s top division.

Having emerged from West Ham’s academy ranks, the midfielder signed for Chelsea in 2001 and became an integral figure in the west Londoner’s emergence as a superpower following Roman Abramovich’s billionaire takeover two years later.

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Lampard is the fifth-highest scorer in Premier League history on 177 goals, with almost half (48%) coming in away games.

The former England international reached double figures for league goals in ten consecutive campaigns for Chelsea between 2004 and 2013, his most prolific season coming in 2009/10 as he netted 22 league goals for Carlo Ancelotti’s domestic double winners.

Alan Shearer – 87 goals (219 games)

Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer after netting 260 times in the division for Blackburn and Newcastle, a landmark that has so far proven impossible to match.

Shearer signed for big-spending Blackburn ahead of the Premier League’s inaugural season and helped the Lancashire side to the league title during a prolific four-season spell at Ewood Park.

The forward scored a staggering 112 league goals in just 138 appearances for Rovers, becoming the first – and so far only – player to score 30+ league goals in more than one campaign – achieving the feat in three consecutive seasons.

Shearer signed for Newcastle in a world-record £15m deal in 1996 and became the all-time record scorer for his boyhood side, though silverware success proved elusive despite his exploits at St James’ Park.

Despite ranking third, Shearer has the lowest percentage of away goals from players on this list however, with only 33.46% of his record Premier League haul coming away from home comforts.

Harry Kane – 88 goals (128 games)

Kane’s goal at Newcastle moved him ahead of Shearer and into second amongst the Premier League’s record scorers away from home, having beaten the offside trap to lift a delightful finish over Karl Darlow at St James’ Park.

Kane has been a goalscoring phenomenon since emerging from Tottenham’s academy ranks, averaging 0.66 goals per game and rising to seventh in the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorers.

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That remarkable rate even improves marginally in away games, with Kane having scored his 88 goals in just 128 appearances on the road, at an average of 0.69 goals per game.

Kane won a third Golden Boot last season and is one of just three players – alongside Thierry Henry (4) and Alan Shearer (3) – to have won the award three or more times, whilst he currently trails the former by just eight goals in the all-time rankings as one north London icon looks to overhaul another.

Wayne Rooney – 94 goals (243 games)

No player has ever scored more Premier League away goals than Wayne Rooney, who netted 94 goals on the road during an unforgettable Premier League career.

Rooney joined Alan Shearer as one of just two players to reach a double century of Premier League goals, with 94 of the former Everton and Manchester United forward’s 208 goals coming at away grounds.

Having burst onto the scene as a teenager at Everton, Rooney signed for Manchester United and won every available honour during a glittering career at Old Trafford, in addition to overhauling Sir Bobby Charlton as the Red Devils’ record scorer.

After 253 goals for the club he re-joined Everton for a single season spell, before ending his career with short ventures in MLS at DC United and with Derby County – the club the former England captain currently manages.

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