Harry Kane vs Burnley

Spurs vs Southampton: Harry Kane closes in on awesome Leo Messi record

Harry Kane 3 – Burnley 0

Spurs needed to bounce back at Burnley after losing 4-1 to Manchester City last week.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side were thought to be one of the few Premier League sides that could get close to Manchester City, but they were played off the park at The Etihad.

Tottenham had a whole week to brood and coming into the game Burnley were lower in the table than the hosts.

Once again, when Spurs needed him most it was Harry Kane that stepped up to the plate for the side he supported as a kid.

Harry Kane is smashing so many 2017 records!

After seven minutes, Harry Kane made it 1-0 with a fine curling penalty after Dele Alli had been fouled.

Until the 69th minute, Spurs wasted a ton of chances, with Kane included. Moussa Sissoko missed a guilt edged chance in the first half.

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And, Kane failed to play in Christian Eriksen in the second half.

On 69 minutes, Kane scored from a Moussa Sissoko pass. Ten minutes later Kane cracked another into the Burnley net for his seventh hat-trick in 2017.

53 goals in 2017

Statisticians had to check plenty of records in the final minutes of the Burnley win as Kane went wild again.

In 2017, Kane has scored 53 goals for Tottenham and England.

Harry Kane is now Tottenham’s outright second highest goalscorer in Premier League history, with 92 goals. Teddy Sheringham is top with 97.

Harry Kane equalled Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old Premier League record of 36 goals in a calendar year.

Leo Messi’s 2017 record in sight

Kane’s incredible year still has one game to go and there is plenty riding on it for the Spurs talisman.

As it stands, Leo Messi has scored 54 goals in 2017. Messi scored against Real Madrid in El Clasico and has no games left this calendar year.

Kane’s hat-trick takes him to 53 goals in 2017, with one game left: Southampton at Wembley on Tuesday.

Will Kane do it? Probably!

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Dele Alli panned for his Spurs display in opening 7 minutes at Burnley.