MX23RW : Monday, September 20 15:29:29| >> :60:2057:2057:
May 18, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at King Power Stadium
Attendance: 31,351
LeicesterLeicester City
1-6
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Chilwell (59')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Kane (25', 63', 89', 92'), Heung-min (36', 71')

Result: Harry Kane nets four as Tottenham Hotspur thrash Leicester City

Result: Kane nets four as Spurs thrash Leicester
© SilverHub
Harry Kane nets four times as Tottenham Hotspur thrash Leicester City by a 6-1 scoreline in their Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

Harry Kane has moved clear in the race for the Premier League golden boot after netting four times in Tottenham Hotspur's 6-1 victory over Leicester City.

The Spurs forward now sits two goals ahead of Romelu Lukaku after playing his part in a devastating performance from the North Londoners, who now sit on 80 points in the standings.

Mauricio Pochettino decided to leave out Christian Eriksen - a player who has contributed eight goals and 13 assists in the league this season - but he was barely missed by the visitors who put on a passing masterclass during the opening 45 minutes in the East Midlands.

As early as the fifth minute, Kane almost played in Son who was only denied by a Ben Chilwell intervention, and although the Foxes responded with a Jamie Vardy strike which was held by Hugo Lloris and a deflected volley from Daniel Amartey, they were outplayed for the remainder of the first half.

On the quarter-hour mark, Son blazed over the crossbar with just Kasper Schmeichel to beat, before Kane curled wide after dispossessing Yohan Benalouane.

With 25 minutes gone, Spurs finally went in front through Kane, who netted his 23rd Premier League goal of the campaign after being picked out by Son, who bided his time before picking out the run of his teammate.

Moments afterwards, Dele Alli was twice denied by Schmeichel as he looked to get in on the act, but it did not take much longer for him to provide a wonderfully-executed dinked pass to set up Son to volley into the corner from 12 yards.

As the break approached, Eric Dier saw a glancing header kept out by Schmeichel and it proved to be the final opening of a scintillating half of football as Spurs showed no signs of looking forward to their summer break.

Leicester returned for the second half intent on putting the visitors under more pressure, and they succeeded as Benalouane sent a header over from a corner and Amartey lashed over from distance.

Spurs were still posing a threat up the other end but just before the hour mark, Leicester halved the deficit through Chilwell, who kept his composure inside the penalty area after Lloris had failed to reach the ball outside of his box.

However, within four minutes, Spurs had reopened their two-goal lead through Kane, who was able to head into the net from two yards after Victor Wanyama's header back across goal was deflected into his path.

Eight minutes later, it was four as Son netted his second with a fine finish into the bottom corner from 20 yards after turning a defender on the edge of the area.

To Leicester's credit, they continued to push for a second goal with Islam Slimani forcing a save out of Lloris, but up the other end, Spurs maintained their push for a fifth.

That came with a minute left as Kane found the net from 20 yards after firing the ball between a defender's legs, which deceived Schmeichel, and he continued to punish the Foxes in added-on time.

His fourth goal arrived in near identical circumstances to take him to 26 goals for the season, and unless Lukaku nets twice or Alexis Sanchez scores a hat-trick in the game between Arsenal and Everton, he should have already done enough to claim the much-coveted individual award.

ID:298471: cacheID:298471:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:5648:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Jamie Vardy warms up prior to the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 13, 2017
Read Next:
Jamie Vardy glad he stuck with Leicester
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea54101211113
2Liverpool54101211113
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
6Everton5311107310
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
9Brentford52215238
10Aston Villa52128717
11Watford520368-26
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
13Arsenal520329-76
14Crystal Palace512258-35
15Southampton504146-24
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
19Burnley501439-61
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!