Kane scores 4 as EPL runner-up Tottenham routs Leicester 6-1

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 was rampant as it sealed a 13th win in its last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place.

Son and Kane combined to put Spurs ahead before the South Korea star made it 2-0 as half-time approached with a well-taken volley. "(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.

"It's the first time I've scored four goals and it was a good moment to do it", Kane said.

Kane is hunting the league's golden boot and the England striker was at his predatory best as he plundered the Leicester defence four times to move to the top of the scoring charts with 26 goals. With Fuchs trailing behind, Son teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards.

Kane turned provider for Tottenham's fourth goal in the 71st minute as his pass teed up Son to flash a fine finish past Schmeichel.

Leicester improved after the restart and Marc Albrighton saw an effort blocked by Eric Dier, with Riyad Mahrez forcing a save from Hugo Lloris from the rebound. Spurs' keeper, Lloris, had rushed out of his box to clear the ball.

The Foxes brief recovery though didn't last long as Spurs showed their quality once again as Alderweireld's cross was headed back across goal by Victor Wanyama to Kane, who nodded the ball into the net.

Vincent Janssen had a goal disallowed for offside before Kane completed a deserved hat-trick when he blasted in from 20 yards in the final minute. Kane had not finished when he scored again in stoppage time, with nearly a carbon copy of his third, beating Schmeichel low to his right from the edge of the area.

We had one marvellous year in my time there - 1986-87 when we reached the FA Cup final and finished third - that people still ask me about when I go back to the Lane.

- This is the joint-heaviest defeat in Premier League history for a reigning champion (also Manchester United's 6-1 loss to Manchester City in October 2011).



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