Andy Cole compares record with Kane and tells fans ‘put some respect on my name’

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    Manchester United legend Andy Cole pointed out to fans he has more non-penalty goals than Harry Kane, before telling supporters to "put some respect on my name".

    The five-time Premier League winner has already hit out at fans comparing him to inconsistent Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez. While he went out of his way to explain he has no issue with the Uruguayan striker, he does feel his accomplishments and Premier League records have been attacked by fans and pundits alike.

    Up until September 2022, Cole was the third highest Premier League goalscorer in history – until Harry Kane overtook him when he netted in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 victory over Fulham. However, while Cole admitted the England captain is a “fantastic goalscorer,” he did want to draw attention to one record he still leads Kane in.

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    “He’s a fantastic goalscorer, I am not going to sit here and say ‘he isn’t a fantastic goalscorer’,” Cole said on behalf of Best Sports Betting Canada, in an exclusive interview with Daily Star Sport.

    “But, if we start to break things down and you take away his penalties, how many goals would he have? If you take them away and you put the number on what he is on now, and he is 29, how many more seasons would it take him to get to the numbers I got up to?

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    “When people make these comparisons and show the lack of respect they do, I just giggle and have a laugh. I am very, very proud of my record.

    “Even more so when there is one penalty in there. One. I see a lot of people have 20, 30, or even 50 penalties in there. Come on. Put some respect on my name.”

    In this particular argument, statistics do unquestionably support Cole’s argument. Out of the 200 Premier League goals Kane has scored, 30 have been from the penalty spot.

    Meanwhile, out of the 187 goals Cole scored in the top division of English football, he only scored one penalty. In terms of non-penalty goals, Cole is still leading the 29-year-old by 17 strikes.

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