Four-goal Kane helps Spurs punish Leicester

Posted May 20, 2017

Prolific striker Harry Kane expressed his determination to seal the Premier League's Golden Boot award after a four-goal rampage during Tottenham's demolition of dethroned champions Leicester.

When Kane arrived at Leicester for last night's fixture, he was two goals behind Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot, but he scored his first four-goal haul in a resounding 6-1 victory, taking the lead with just one round of fixtures to go.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud how Kane had shown he is one of the best strikers in the world in again contesting to be leading scorer despite two spells out injured.

But Pochettino insists Tottenham are not in a position to sell any player who they see as important to the squad.

While it is true that Tottenham are building a new stadium, the club are very much capable of saying "no" if Premier League rivals want to sign their top players. He will have another opportunity to score more against Hull. He's the first Tottenham player to accomplish the feat and also the third-youngest after Michael Owen and Fowler.

Harry Kane has warned Scotland he wants a Hampden hat trick as he turned his attention to rediscovering his scoring touch for England.

Spurs' win - their biggest away from home in the league since April 1989 - moved them on to 83 points, two more than Leicester managed when they won the title a year ago. We spoke a lot to try to change that view and that feeling and finish in the best way. "I'm looking forward to putting on the Three Lions shirt and hopefully getting a couple of goals and winning those two games". The England worldwide scored four goals away to Leicester last night to move top of the pile heading into the final weekend of the season.

It is the first time in my professional career that I've done that, there has been a bit of build-up on the race for the golden boot and I wanted at least one or two to put the pressure on but to get four is awesome. I'm on 75 now and to get 100 would be a fantastic achievement.

Tottenham was rampant as it sealed a 13th win in its last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place.

As for Craig Shakespeare and Leicester, despite the result, they can look back on a satisfying second half of the season.

Kane opened the scoring before Son made it 2-0 at half-time and, although Chilwell pulled a second-half goal back, Spurs scored four times in the last 27 minutes, including Kane netting twice at the death.

"I have to take some responsibility for that after changing the formation. if you get beat 6-1, there's no positives".