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Only one Premier League player scored more long-range goals than Tottenham’s Harry Kane this season

Only one Premier League player scored more long-range goals than Tottenham’s Harry Kane this season

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho scored more goals from outside the 18-yard box than any other Premier League player this season, with Harry Kane in second place.

The Tottenham Hotspur centre-forward enjoyed a sensational 2016/17, despite missing eight Premier League games through injury.

Indeed, he still won the Golden Boot with a return of 29 goals in 30 matches – beating the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to the award.

Kane scooped the individual honour for the second season running, with seven coming in the final four days of the campaign, against Leicester City (four) and Hull City (three).

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An all-round talent, boasting a range of finishing types as well as his physical prowess, he wowed Spurs fans with his goal count – but missed out on one particular record.

Coutinho edged out Kane’s long-range tally by just one goal, thanks to the Brazilian playmaker’s final-game free-kick against Middlesbrough.

That strike, which helped the Reds seal Champions League qualification, was Coutinho’s sixth from outside of the penalty area this term. Kane, meanwhile, ended the campaign on five such finishes.

The England international ranked above four men who were tied on four long-range efforts, in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Xherdan Shaqiri, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kevin De Bruyne.

Philippe Coutinho had the best Squawka Performance Score (1,259) of any Liverpool player in the Premier League this season.

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