Ndidi, Musa Humiliated With Leicester As Kane, Spurs Run Riot

Hazel Gray
May 20, 2017

The England worldwide scored four goals in the 6-1 thrashing of Leicester to move clear of the goalscoring charts and is in line to claim his second successive Golden Boot.

The Tottenham striker's goals took him to 26 for the campaign, two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku and three clear of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

Ben Chilwell pulled one back for the former PL champions nine minutes into the second half as it seemed Leicester were making a comeback, but Tottenham responded with four more goals.

Kane's fifth Premier League hat-trick in just over two years took him to 32 goals in all competitions this season, four more than he managed last term and one more than the 31 he bagged in the 2014-15 season.

Kane has now scored 96 goals for Spurs at the age of just 23, and is the first Tottenham player since Jimmy Greaves in 1968/69 to score four hat-tricks in a season.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has "no reason" to leave the club at the end of the season, manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted.

"We feel so proud of Harry, to score four goals was fantastic", Pochettino said.

Assuming Kane doesn't score against Hull on Sunday, he would need to score 25 goals next season to hit 100 career league goals, at age 24.

England global Kane, who hopes to add to his tally against relegated Hull on Sunday, told Sky Sports: "I've been thinking a lot about getting on the scoresheet this week".

"Hopefully next season I can get off in the first game and get a couple of goals and go from there". Pochettino was evidently delighted with that statistic and hopes that his side can back up their exciting performances with silverware over the coming seasons as they prepare to move into their new 61,559-seater stadium adjacent to White Hart Lane.

"I think this is my best season". I don't know how long he had an injury but he's still scored 26 goals. "Every player really enjoyed the game", said Son. If you get beaten 6-1 there are no positives.

Kane has now scored more club goals against Leicester than any other side (10).

Dele Alli's low header was then saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as Spurs began to raise the tempo, sensing Leicester was there for the taking.

Tottenham had gone 13 consecutive matches without a draw and Leicester's promising start in the first half seemed to suggest that they could get a decent result in the penultimate game before the final day of the season.

For now, though, his sights are set on retaining the Golden Boot.

- This is the joint-heaviest defeat in Premier League history for a reigning champion (also Manchester United's 6-1 loss to Manchester City in October 2011).

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