Kane's 4 goals lead Spurs in 6-1 rout of Leicester
It was the Harry Kane show at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night as the striker netted four goals to lead Spurs to a 6-1 thrashing of Leicester, with Heung-Min Son also grabbing a brace.
Despite the game having no meaning for Spurs, Kane put himself well and truly in the driving seat in the race for the Premier League golden boot, leapfrogging Romelu Lukaku. Kane's 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th league goals of the season mean he is just the fifth player in Premier League history to score 25 or more in back-to-back seasons.
Spurs opened the scoring on 25 minutes as Son laid off Kane for his first from close range, before some sublime play from Dele Alli allowed Son to make it two. Leicester pulled one just after the break through Ben Chilwell, with the left-back netting the first goal for his club. This only opened the floodgates for Mauricio Pochettino's men, who made it 3-1 through Kane on 63 minutes, the striker nodding in Victor Wanyama's knock back. Son got his second on 70 minutes when he turned Daniel Amartey before curling into the corner. It looked as if the scoring was done before Kane fired home from outside the box on 89 minutes to complete his hat-trick. He wasn't done there though and made it four in added time as he beat Kasper Schmeichel at his near post.
The thrashing means Leicester (12-18-7) miss out on the chance to go into the top half and stay 11th, while Spurs (25-4-8) stay second.
Updated May 18, 2017