Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Harry Kane nets four as Spurs rout Foxes

Tottenham produced one of their best performances of the season as they demolished Leicester City 6-1 at King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

Tottenham, who are guaranteed to finish second place this season, took on the team to whom they lost out on the Premier League title previous year on Thursday night.

This was visitors 13th win in their last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place in the league standings with 83 points. "(I'd thought before the game that) to score the winning goal or something like that would be special, and for it to happen is just incredible", he told Sky Sports News.

However, Kane scored Spurs' third goal of the night just four minutes later when he rose high to beat the goalkeeper with a flawless header.

Kane scored four goals for the first time in his career - including a second-half hat trick, his fourth of the season - to move ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.

Leicester defender Christian Fuchs was caught out by Toby Alderweireld's deep ball which allowed Son to burst into the area.

"Yes it's the first time it's happened with Spurs", He added.

It was nearly two with their next attack as Alli saw his header from a Ben Davies cross well-saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Shakespeare switched his side to a back three for the second half and the change triggered a response, with Mahrez testing Lloris from 20 yards and Marc Albrighton seeing a promising opening snuffed out by a fine Eric Dier block.

Chilwell calmly put the ball into the back of the net after Lloris denied Vardy from scoring and from their Ndidi found the left-back and he took his time before placing the ball in the goal.

Kane headed in from point-blank range after more neat work from Son and the South Korean grabbed his own double in the 71st. It ended; Leicester 1 - 6 Tottenham.

It was no more than the 24-year-old deserved as neat footwork gave him space on the edge of the box and he curled low beyond Schmeichel. "He is great, one of the best strikers in the world and now we try to keep going and he tries to finish in the best way and then we look forward to next season".

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