An article by FourFourTwo describes how Harry Kane celebrated what he described as “a nice present” after his hat-trick gave Tottenham a 3-0 win over Burnley and ensured the striker equalled an Alan Shearer Premier League record.
The England international claimed his seventh hat-trick of the year in all competitions to secure three points for a much improved Spurs at Turf Moor and moved us above both Sean Dyche’s side and Arsenal into fifth in the Premier League table.
Kane’s hat trick took him to 36 league goals for the 2017, which moved him level with the Premier League record for a calendar year set by Shearer back in 1995.
The article adds that should Kane score against Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day, it will see Kane claim a piece of history and cement his place as a true star of England’s top flight.
It goes on to say the 24-year-old admitted the record has been on his mind but was just as thrilled with the victory, which came just a week after we suffered a 4-1 hammering at the hands of runaway leaders Manchester City.
“It’s a nice present!” he told BT Sport. “It was a tough game, it could have been a lot more than 3-0, we missed some good chances. It’s a great way to finish before Christmas.”
Kane was asked about Shearer’s record, to which he said: “Obviously a few people have been thinking about it. Going into this game, I was hoping to get a couple to take into Southampton. It’s a great win for us and an important three points.
He added: “You always want to finish a game off, especially away from home. Burnley have been doing great and we didn’t want to give them any incentive. Thankfully, the chances kept coming.”
The article adds that there was controversy in the early stages when Dele Alli received a yellow card for a lunging challenge on Charlie Taylor, before the midfielder then won the penalty from which Kane scored his first goal when he was brought down by Kevin Long.
It adds how the home fans spent much of the rest of the game targeting the 21-year-old but Kane felt both decisions were correct.
“I thought he played great,” said Kane of Alli. “The challenge, they both went for it and the penalty, from my point of view, was a penalty. Away from home, the fans are always going to get on someone’s back.”
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