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Harry Kane vs Thierry Henry – Who is greater?



On Monday night, Harry Kane leapfrogged Thierry Henry in the Premier League’s all-time scoring records as a brace against Everton made him the sixth-most prolific Premier League striker ever.

Kane now has 176 Premier League goals under his belt, whereas Henry hit 175 goals throughout his illustrious Arsenal career.

Apart from goals, how do these two phenomenal strikers compare to each other?

We attempted to construct a more detailed comparison between Kane and Henry with an in-depth analysis of their playing attributes.

Matches played

At first, let’s consider how many matches it took for both of these players to reach the 175-goal landmark in the Premier League.

Kane made his 270th appearance in the division when he achieved the feat.

Henry scored a stoppage-time winner in the last match of his loan move back to Arsenal from MLS outfit New York Red Bulls.

It took his PL appearance tally to 258.

So, Henry is the fastest to score 175 goals in the Premier League between the two.

Kane started fewer times

It needs to be considered that only 5 of Henry’s 258 Premier League matches came as substitute appearances, while Kane came off the bench 18 times in his career.

In light of this information, one can conclude that Kane actually has a better scoring rate than Henry.

However, this argument doesn’t hold when you look at their minutes-to goal ratio.

Henry has clocked 21,313 minutes in the league as opposed to Kane’s total Premier League game time of 22,408 minutes.

That means Henry has scored a Premier League goal every 121.8 minutes while Kane takes 127.3 minutes to score one.

The 30-goal milestone

30-goals is the ceiling both players hit in a single Premier League season.

Henry’s 30-goal haul brought him the Premier League Golden Boot 03/04 and guided the Gunners to a historic unbeaten league victory.

Kane was unlucky not to win the Golden Boot in his best-scoring season as an outstanding Mohamed Salah beat him to the race.

Despite Kane’s incredible form, Tottenham could not mount a title challenge in 2017/18 and settled for a third-place finish.

Golden boots comparison

Thierry Henry still holds the record of winning the highest number of Premier League Golden Boots.

After winning the Golden Boot for the first time in the 2001/02 season, he took the award home three seasons in a row between 2003 and 2006.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer is the only other player who has won the Premier League Golden Boot three consecutive times.

Harry Kane came close to matching the record after bagging back-to-back PL Golden Boots in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

He was in the running for a third Golden Boot in 2017/18, but he fell short to Mohamed Salah in the end.

Number of assists

Thierry Henry was an elite provider for his teammates apart from being a goal-machine.

He bagged 20 assists in the 2002/03 season, an achievement that stands to this day as the highest number of assists made by a Premier League player.

Henry signed off from the Premier Leagues with 74 assists.

Unlike Henry, Harry Kane has mostly played as a traditional center-forward in his career.

So, his assists numbers are significantly lower than Henry’s.

However, he did become a more all-round forward in recent years and made a career-high 14 assists in the league last season.

However, his playmaking abilities are yet to reach Henry’s level.

Better dribbler

In his prime, Henry had more pace and better dribbling skills than his Tottenham counterpart.

He specialized in racing past the backline and dancing his way into a congested defence.

On the other hand, Kane has the upper hand in terms of position sense and physical strength.

We only focused on personal accolades while comparing these two players.

Since it’s a player-to-player comparison, it seems unfair to bring collective achievements to the debate.

Undoubtedly, Harry Kane and Thierry Henry are two of the finest forwards the Premier League has ever seen.

It’s hard to distinguish between the two because they have different playing styles, and most importantly, they belong to two different eras of football.

That said, we would say Henry was a more complete player than Kane.

Kane is only 28

We also believe Kane also has a lot of time to prove us wrong since he is only 28 years old.

Perhaps, he will finish his career on a higher note.

But, for the time being, Thierry Henry is a better forward than Harry Kane, in our opinion.

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WATCH: Georgina Rodriguez makes huge claim on Cristiano Ronaldo’s retirement in Football




Cristiano Ronaldo

Georgina Rodriguez made a huge claim on the future of her husband and star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, in Football. In a brief interaction with a host recently, Rodriguez was asked about the time left for Cristiano to make an impact at the highest level. Georgina looked honest in her approach to the question of the host and claimed something the fans would not love to hear.

Georgina claimed that the Portugal star has maybe one year more from him at the highest level. She felt that Ronaldo might play two more years before retiring and not more than that. She was however not sure if he would play for just one or two years and added that the Al Nassr star could also play more than that.

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“Cristiano one more year, then it’s over. Maybe two, I don’t know,” said Rodriguez in the little chat she had with the host. The video has gone viral on X and the fans have started sharing it on different platforms. Some of the fans feel that Georgina might be right, while others feel that she could be wrong, given the fitness and longevity of the star player.

Legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo

On the 5th of February, Ronaldo celebrated his 39th birthday. He is currently one of the oldest players in the world. In the past, players at this age would have retired way back. But the fitness and consistency of Ronaldo make him play the sport as long as he wishes. In his career so far, Ronaldo has won many major leagues for Portugal and league teams like Real Madrid, Al Nassr, and Manchester United.

With United, Portugal won some major leagues like the FA Cup and the Champions League. With Real Madrid, the 39-year-old won the leagues like the UCL, Copa Del Rey and La Liga. He won it three consecutive times for Real Madrid. For Portugal, Cristiano had a huge contribution to Portugal. He has the most number of appearances and goals for an international team and won the Euro 2016 with Portugal.

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Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham slapped with Red Card as he argued with referee




Jude Bellingham shown Red Card
Jude Bellingham shown Red Card (Image Credit: Twitter)

England and Real Madrid player Jude Bellingham was slapped with a Red Card during the La Liga game against Valencia. In the game, the home team, Valencia was leading by 2-0 after 30 minutes before Madrid scored in the injury time of the first half. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for Madrid while Hugo Duro (27′) and Roman Yaremchuk (30′) scored a goal each.

In the 76th minute, Junior scored an equalizer to keep the team in the game. However, in the injury time of the second half, Bellingham was given a red card as he argued with the referee against calling it a full-time before he could score. In reply, the match official decided to slap the England international with a Red Card. The team coach Carlo Ancelotti wasn’t happy with the verdict as the Three Lions player was making a pass at the time.

“I think what’s just happened is unprecedented. It’s never happened to me,” Ancelotti told reporters.

“We had possession of the ball and the match should have been finished when Valencia had the ball.

“What bothers us is the red card for Bellingham because he didn’t say anything insulting. He was frustrated of course,” said Ancelotti, adding that Bellingham had used a common English swearword when telling the referee it was a goal.

We are annoyed with Jude Bellingham’s Red Card: Carlo Ancelotti

“We were annoyed with Bellingham’s red card. He didn’t say any insults. He said in English ‘it’s a f—ing goal,’ but he was just saying what we were all thinking … [The referee] allowed play to continue. I think he made a mistake.”

“[Bellingham] was clear in what he said,” Ancelotti added. “He was quite vehement [in his reaction] but that’s normal, after what happened. It wasn’t an insult, not at all.”

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PL 2023-24: MCFC vs MUFC Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Fantasy League Today’s Captain, Vice-Captain, and more for Manchester derby




MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11

Super Sunday is set to witness the Manchester Derby in the Premier League 2023-24. The match between Manchester City (MCFC) and Manchester United (MUFC) is set to take place in Etihad Stadium, the home ground of Manchester City. The two teams have had a contrasting journey in the league till now. The fortunes of City changed ever since Pep Guardiola took over the club as the manager.

While the home side are placed in the second position in the points table currently, United are in the sixth place in the points table. In their previous encounter, City hammered Luton Town by 6-2 in the FA Cup. United have shown massive improvements in the last few weeks after not having a good start to their campaign. United were involved in a thrilling game where they beat Nottingham Forrest by 1-0 in their last game.

Both teams feature some of the best players in the world. The likes of Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Marcus Rashford, Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, and others would be taking part in the match. Manchester City will start the match as the favourites, given their record in the ongoing league so far and the match taking place in their home. United with their improved record can challenge the home side.

MCFC vs MUFC – Match Details

Match – Manchester City (MCFC) vs Manchester United (MUFC), Premier League 2023-24

Venue – Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Date and Time – 3rd March 2024, 21:00 IST

Live Coverage – Star Sports Network and Disney plus Hot Star

MCFC vs MUFC – Head-to-Head

Both the teams from Manchester have a rich history in the sport. they have been up against each other in 191 instances. In as many games, Manchester United have been historically the better side with 78 wins to their name. City have managed to win 60 wins, as 53 games ended in a draw. In the last five games between the two sides in the Premier League, City have won four of the five games.

MCFC vs MUFC – Likely XI

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Akanji, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Alvarez, Haaland, Foden

Manchester United: Onana, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Amrabat, Casemiro, Manioo, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Garnacho

MCFC vs MUFC – Fantasy XI

Grand League Team

Goal Keeper – E Moraes

Defenders – M Akanji, K Walker, H Maguire

Mid Fielders – Kevin De Bruyne, B Fernandes, R Hernandez, Casemiro

Forwards – E Haaland (VC), J Alvarez, M Rashford (C)

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Grand League

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Grand League (Source: X)

Head-to-Head Team

Goal Keeper – S Ortega

Defenders – M Akanji, K Walker, R Varane

Mid Fielders – K De Bruyne (C), B Fernandes (VC), B Silva, Casemiro

Forwards – E Haaland, J Alvarez, M Rashford

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Head to Head

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Head to Head (Source: X)

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