As we continue our look back at the greatest goalscorers in the competition’s history, it’s only fair that we look back on Alan Shearer’s 260 Premier League goals.
Some 16 years ago, the last of Alan Shearer’s 260 Premier League goals came, underlining the Tyneside legend’s status at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to most goals in Premier League history. It’s a record that has looked impregnable for so long. But is there a chance Harry Kane can overtake Shearer’s record?
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At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup.