Kane scores 4 as EPL runner-up Tottenham routs Leicester 6-1

Frederick Owens
May 20, 2017

Harry Kane has moved clear in the race for the Premier League golden boot after netting four times in Tottenham Hotspur's 6-1 victory over Leicester City.

Already certain of finishing second behind champions Chelsea, Spurs played as if the title race depended on the outcome of their visit to Leicester, who suffered a first home defeat after five straight wins.

The lead was doubled just over 10 minutes later when Dele Alli lifted the ball over the top for Son, who fired past Schmeichel with a first-time volley.

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.

And Kane had not finished when he scored again in stoppage time, with nearly a carbon copy of his third, beating Schmeichel low to his right from the edge of the area.

The England worldwide is in line to collect his second Golden Boot in a row and is only the fifth player since the Premier League began to score 25 or more goals in successive seasons, following in the footsteps of Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie. But we are so, so, so, so calm about our key players and they are very happy here. "But it's true that Harry Kane is our main striker and one of the best in the world", he said.

Kane turned provider for Tottenham's fourth goal in the 71st minute as his pass teed up Son to flash a fine finish past Schmeichel.

'We'll look to improve the squad again in the summer, and play exciting football.

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Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare questioned his players' desire in the closing stages.

The victory had little outcome for Spurs who are guaranteed second place, although Leicester's 18th defeat of the season equalled Liverpool's top-flight record, set in 1906-07, for reigning champions in a 38-game campaign. We spoke a lot to change that, to finish in the best ways.

Following a 2-0 victory over Manchester City on October 2, the North London side had to wait for another five games for their next league win.

Tottenham: Lloris; Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Davies; Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli; Dier, Heung-Min Son; Kane.

Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi could do nothing to save Leicester City from getting hammered 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspurs on Thursday night.

"I think this will be a good game".

The 21-year-old, who can operate as a midfielder or as a winger, has scored nine goals and provided nine assists in 33 Ligue 1 appearances this season, according to WhoScored.

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