Published: Sun, December 24, 2017
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Harry Kane keen to break Alan Shearer's record on Boxing Day

Harry Kane keen to break Alan Shearer's record on Boxing Day

Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur moved to the fifth position in the English Premier League following a 3-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

And now he will attempt to create history against Southampton on Boxing Day.

Harry Kane's hat-trick against Burnley on Saturday evening means the Tottenham striker has now matched countryman Alan Shearer's goalscoring record of most goals in a calendar year.

Pochettino said Kane's tally was just reward for the effort he has put into his game.

"But it's a great day for us, a great win and an important three points". Tough game, we knew it'd be tough. "We didn't want to give them an incentive". It was a hard place to come.

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"I am aware I've equalled Alan Shearer's record", Kane said.

The Rossoneri, meanwhile, are now experiencing a season of nightmare proportions, with last weekend's 3-0 defeat at the hands of lowly Verona leaving them languishing in eighth place, 14 points off the Champions League places and with a number of problems to deal with both on and off the pitch.

"But it is fantastic for him, he could have scored more than three today because the chances were there".

The Spurs star opened the scoring with a first-half penalty and struck twice after the break to make it 36 league goals in 2017 - equalling the record Shearer set in 1995.

They took control when the England global scored from the spot in only the seventh minute after Dele Alli had been fouled and, although Burnley enjoyed a good 20-minute spell in the middle of the match, they rarely had Hugo Lloris troubled in the visiting goal.

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