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Harry Kane nets four as Spurs rout Foxes

Tottenham goal scorers Son Heung-min (left) and Harry Kane.
Tottenham goal scorers Son Heung-min (left) and Harry Kane. TIM KEETON

HARRY Kane's four goals in Tottenham's 6-1 win over Leicester has propelled the striker to the top of the English Premier League's goal-scoring charts with just one round remaining.

"I wanted to get one or two goals at least and take it to the final game," Kane told Sky Sports after the hammering.

"I am in the driving seat but there's still one more game. I am not resting on my laurels but I hope to get four more.

"Hopefully I can get the Golden Boot and hopefully Hugo Lloris can get the Golden Glove.

"It is disappointing to concede but hopefully we can keep a clean sheet against Hull," added Kane, who has scored five hat-tricks for his club in just over two years.

Though Chelsea wrapped up the title last week, Spurs still impressed, claiming their 25th win in the league this season.

Kane opened the scoring before Son Heung-min added a second before the break.

Ben Chilwell sparked hopes of a fightback by making it 2-1 after 59 minutes, but Kane snuffed out the Foxes' hopes with his second, before Son made it 4-1.

Kane completed the rout with two strikes from 20 yards in the last few minutes to take his season tally to 26 goals, two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku.

 

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele vie for the ball.
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele vie for the ball. TIM KEETON

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.

"It is fantastic for him," he told Sky Sports.

"It is a season again where he fights to be the top scorer in the Premier League. He is great, he is one of the best strikers in the world.

"He will try to keep going in the next game and try to finish in the best way."

The 45-year-old Argentinian said he was not worried Kane would leave in the close season as Spurs were in a position to keep the players they wanted to keep.

"It is very clear we will keep the players we want to keep and we will maybe sell the players we want to sell," said Pochettino.

"We are so, so calm about our key players. They are happy here, we have an exciting project."

News Corp Australia

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