Harry Kane underlined his blistering goalscoring form with a Champions League hat-trick in Tuesday night’s 3-0 win at Apoel Nicosia.
It was the sixth time in 2017 that the England hitman had recorded a treble. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at his goal-rush.
January 14: Tottenham 4 West Brom 0 (Premier League)
Kane returned to action with a bang after missing the FA Cup clash with Aston Villa following the birth of his first child, sweeping home Christian Eriksen’s 12th-minute cross and then applying the finishing touch to Kyle Walker’s ball in 13 minutes from time. There was still time to complete his hat-trick, which he did five minutes later after exchanging passes with Dele Alli.
February 19: Fulham 0 Tottenham 3 (FA Cup fifth round)
It took Kane just 16 minutes to find the back of the net for the first time at Craven Cottage with Eriksen once again providing the ammunition, and the second six minutes after the restart was almost a carbon copy. It was Alli who took over the role of provider with 17 minutes remaining, sliding in the striker to beat goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli once again.
February 26: Tottenham 4 Stoke 0 (Premier League)
Kane put Stoke to the sword in emphatic style a week later as he plundered his third treble of the calendar year inside 23 first-half minutes. His 14th-minute opener, an expert finish from Alli’s cross, was his 100th goal at club level and took him past the 20-mark for the third successive season. A left-foot finish from Eriksen’s 32nd-minute corner set the stage for his third five minutes later, which came courtesy of a fortuitous deflection off Peter Crouch.
May 18: Leicester 1 Tottenham 6 (Premier League)
Kane helped himself to four goals at the King Power Stadium as he and Romelu Lukaku found themselves engaged in a tooth and nail battle for the Premier League’s golden boot. Son Heung-min – who scored twice himself – teed-up the forward from close range after 25 minutes and having claimed a second with a 63rd-minute header, he struck twice from distance as time ran down to complete his haul.
May 21, Hull 1 Tottenham 7 (Premier League)
A second hat-trick in four days provided the backbone for a final-day rout of relegated Hull. Kane opened his personal account when he blasted home from Eriksen’s 11th-minute pass and doubled it from Kieran Trippier’s cross two minutes later before Alli set up his third 18 minutes from time.
September 26: Apoel Nicosia 0 Tottenham 3 (Champions League)
Kane’s first Champions League hat-trick and his ninth in a Spurs shirt came inside 28 minutes either side of half-time in Nicosia. He set the ball rolling after racing through on to defender Toby Alderweireld’s defence-splitting 39th-minute ball and then killed off Apoel by converting Moussa Sissoko’s 62nd-minute cut-back before heading home Trippier’s cross five minutes later.