Kevin Phillips was the last Englishman to win the Premier League Golden Boot. From 1992 to 1999, this is the era when no other player except for England could win the Premier league Golden Boot award: Alan Shearer (three times), Teddy Sheringham, Andy Cole, Chris Sutton, Dion Dublin and Michael Owen (twice). But since Kevin Phillips won it after scoring 30 goals in the 1999-2000 season, playing for Sunderland, Harry Kane is the first Englishman to restore the glory.
Although the 22-year-old Tottenham and England striker failed to score in Tottenham’s humiliating 5-1 loss to the relegated, ten-man Newcastle United, he went on winning the award as his Golden Boot rivals – Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero also failed to find the net. Thus, Harry Kane became English Premier League 2015/16’s top scorer.
Harry Kane proved that he wasn’t a “One season Wonder” by bettering his last season’s goal-scoring stats of 21 goals to 25 goals. Kane has been performing brilliantly under Pochettino and totally deserves the Golden Boot award.
The end wasn’t happy for Tottenham, after slipping up against west Brom and Chelsea and letting Leicester get away with the title, then back to back defeats against Southampton and Newcastle United, which helped Arsenal to get to the 2nd spot. But at least an individual award will help Harry Kane to recover from the nightmare.
Kane was a big match player for Pochettino’s side this season. He netted in important games at Etihad, Anfield, and many more games. With 10 goals at home and 15 at away, Harry Kane was the key behind Spurs’ dream run.
After the Englishman Kevil Phillips won it, the award has gone to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Thierry Henry (four times), Ruud van Nistelrooy, Didier Drogba (twice), Cristiano Ronaldo, Nicolas Anelka, Carlos Tevez, Dimitar Berbatov, Robin van Persie (twice), Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero.
Alongside the Foxes hitman Vardy, Harry Kane will play for England in the EURO 2016, which gives England fans a great boost as they have one of the most prominent strikers of the world up front.