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Stats spotlight - Dele's king of Kane assists!

Posted on 21 March 2016  - 16:45

Dele Alli is in seventh heaven - that's the number of times he's provided assists for Harry Kane this season.

Celebrations at VillaHarry and Dele after Harry's goal against West Ham

In an outstanding debut Premier League campaign, Dele has been directly involved in 16 goals - claiming seven himself and providing nine assists.

Seven of those assists have come for Harry - the most by one player to another - accounting for one-third of the striker's 21 goals in the Premier League so far this season.

The pair were in sync again as we put Bournemouth to the sword on Sunday. Already 1-0 up, Dele weighted a perfect pass for Harry to finish first-time for 2-0 in the 16th minute, his second goal. Christian Eriksen wrapped it up at 3-0 in the second half.

"It’s natural instinct to link up with Harry the way I do, he’s a great player with great movement," said Dele after Sunday's victory at the Lane. "As soon as I looked up I saw him make the run, played it to him and most of the time you just know he’s going to put it away like he did.

"He’s a great finisher and it’s important to have someone like that in your team."

Here are the graphics of the seven Dele-Harry goals...

First up, Dele's shot is blocked, Harry does the rest in the 4-1 win against West Ham

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Assist two, Dele bravely wins the ball on halfway and Harry does the rest in the 2-0 win at Southampton

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Dele picks out Harry against Norwich and the striker drills home in our 3-0 win on Boxing Day

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Next up, one of the goals of the season, Dele's backheel and Harry's finish against Arsenal

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The pair hooked up twice in our 2-0 win at Villa, first up, quick-thinking from Dele releases Harry on goal


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The second at Villa, Dele down the left before squaring for Harry to finish

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Finally, Harry doesn't have to break stride from Dele's pass to make it 2-0 against Bournemouth on Sunday

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