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Kane sets goals records as Spurs thump Southampton

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as his side thumped Southampton 5-2 in a Premier League week 20 clash at Wembley Stadium on Boxing Day.

Dele Alli and Son Heung-min were the other scorers for Tottenham in the second half while Soufiane Boufal and Dusan Tadic scored consolatory goals for the away side.

The treble means Kane became the first player in Premier League history to score six hat-tricks in one calendar year in the competition.

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His tally has thus increased to 39 goals in the league for 2017 — a new record which surpasses Alan Shearer’s previous record of 36 goals scored in a calendar year, in 1995.

The hat-trick also took Kane’s tally to 56 goals for club and country in the year, ahead of players like Lionel Messi on 54, Edinson Cavani on 53, Robert Lewandowski on 53 and Cristiano Ronaldo on 53.

Meanwhile, Southampton are without a win in seven games and they stay 14th on the league table, while Spurs go 4th.

 

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