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Tottenham's Harry Kane breaks Premier League goalscoring record


Harry Kane grabbed another hat-trick which in turn broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham comfortably beat Southampton at Wembley.

Kane headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer's landmark, which was set during his time at Blackburn in 1995.

Kane then added two more either side of half-time to bring his total for the year - for both club and country - to 56, two more than Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi.

Before Kane's third, Dele Alli had made it 3-0 on 49 minutes when he drilled in from outside the area, before setting up Son Heung-min two minutes later, who powered a confident finish past Fraser Forster.

Harry Kane's record-breaking 2017

  • Kane reached his goal-scoring record in 36 games - six fewer than Shearer in 1995
  • The 24-year-old has scored more league goals this season than Bournemouth, West Brom, Swansea, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Huddersfield
  • He is the first player in Premier League history to score six hat-tricks in a single calendar year
  • Kane has scored eight Premier League hat-tricks, as many as Thierry Henry and Michael Owen - only Alan Shearer (11) and Robbie Fowler (9) have more in the competition.
  • Kane has scored 56 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham and England in 2017. He is Europe's top scorer over the past 12 months in the five major countries (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France)
  • The Spurs striker has now scored 96 Premier League goals for the club - one off Teddy Sheringham's record


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