Search

Harry Kane hits hat-trick in Tottenham Hotspur’s win at Burnley

PUBLISHED: 20:05 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 20:05 23 December 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game and his hat-trick during the Premier League match at Burnley (pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game and his hat-trick during the Premier League match at Burnley (pic: Anthony Devlin/PA Images).

PA Wire/PA Images

Premier League: Burnley 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3

Harry Kane fired a hat-trick to equal Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham Hotspur won 3-0 at Burnley.

Kane converted an early penalty and struck twice more in the second half to match Shearer’s feat of 36 set in 1995.

Success for Tottenham halted a run of five Premier League games on the road without a win and saw them leapfrog Burnley into fifth place in the table.

It was the perfect response to last week’s 4-1 humbling at Manchester City and their first away league win since the end of September could have been by a bigger margin.

Dele Alli, fortunate to escape with a yellow card for an ill-judged tackle on Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne last week, quickly adopted the role of pantomime villain at Turf Moor.

He was booked in the fourth minute for his lunging tackle on Charlie Taylor and then further incensed the home fans, who felt he dived when challenged by Kevin Long in the area to earn Tottenham their early penalty.

Kane stepped up to steer his seventh-minute spot kick inside Nick Pope’s left-hand post. It was the first Premier League goal Burnley had conceded in 361 minutes.

Tottenham forward Heung-min Son had one shot saved by Pope and another one blocked, while Kane’s effort crashed into Burnley defender Ben Mee as the visitors dominated.

Alli was roundly booed by Clarets fans every time he touched the ball, but his slide-rule pass sent Moussa Sissoko into a one-on-one with goalkeeper Pope and the Tottenham midfielder should have scored.

Pope saved the France international’s initial shot and then the rebound - both with his legs.

Kane blazed another effort off target, while a rare foray into Tottenham’s area for Burnley ended with Steven Defour’s excellent cross snaffled by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ahead of Chris Wood.

Wood was forced off in the 33rd minute and replaced by Ashley Barnes, while Burnley enjoyed their best spell before the interval without creating any openings.

Tottenham spurned another chance at the start of the second period when Christian Eriksen miscued after being played in by Son, who then missed a sitter.

Kane and right-back Serge Aurier combined and from the latter’s cross Son somehow blazed a first-time shot over the crossbar from in front of an open goal.

Burnley felt hard done by when referee Michael Oliver waved away their appeals for a penalty after Jan Vertonghen collided with Barnes inside the area.

Tottenham then struck a deserved second. The impressive Sissoko’s pass sent Kane through on goal and with just Pope to beat the England striker calmly slotted home a low finish in the 69th minute.

The Londoners sealed all three points 10 minutes later when Alli set up Kane on the edge of the area, turning effortlessly away from his marker before burying his 25th goal in 27 appearances for club and country this season.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

Yesterday, 22:50

Arsenal’s U23s produced an electric display to thrash Manchester United’s U23 side on Monday night, with Konstantinos Mavropanos making a solid first appearance in red and white amongst a strong Gunners team.

A strong Arsenal U23 side eased past a young Manchester United U23 side at Meadow Park on Monday evening. Read Layth Yousif’s player ratings as new first team signing Konstantinos Mavropanos made his first start for the club with hot-shot starlet Eddie Nketiah grabbing a brace as they joined a number of players who impressed.

Yesterday, 18:45

This is the moment a reckless and “stupid” driver smashes into a tipper lorry and van while speeding the wrong way down a one-way street.

Yesterday, 17:00

Everton boss reflects on 4-0 thrashing away to Tottenham Hotspur and concedes he should have been more boring

Yesterday, 16:00

Hackney Wick has parted company with manager Tony Ievoli and his management team following a 7-0 defeat to high-flying Basildon United last weekend.

Yesterday, 13:30

Justin Edinburgh’s team face a tricky away clash in the last-16 of the competition

The 24-year-old moved onto 127 goals for the club on Saturday and is hoping to eventually be Spurs’ record goalscorer

Yesterday, 11:36

Hackney Council is next month due to receive results of a second investigation into what caused tiles to crumble and fall off at London Fields Lido.



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists