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Hat-trick hero Kane joins Shearer, chases Messi

24 December 2017

Harry Kane hit a hat-trick for Tottenham as they enjoyed their first away win in the Premier League in almost three months with a 3-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Player of the Round Harry Kane equalled Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 36 goals in a calendar year with a hat-trick in Tottenham a 3-0 victory over Burnley.

Kane began the afternoon on 33 strikes for the year, with his hat-trick seeing his tally also surpass Thierry Henry's 34 goals throughout 2004, and Robin van Persie's 35 in 2011.

Kane's triple means he has now scored 53 goals in all competitive games for club and country this year, leaving him just a goal behind Barcelona's Argentine master Lionel Messi.

Speaking to BT Sport after the victory at Turf Moor, the England worldwide said: "I am aware I've equalled Alan Shearer's record".

The good thing is that mentally as a group we know that every game is a challenge for us and I think that there is an acceptance of that and there's a reality to it.

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Insisting Alli hadn't dived, Kane said: "I thought Dele Alli played great today".

The Spurs star opened the scoring with a first-half penalty and struck twice after the break to make it 36 league goals in 2017 - equalling the record Shearer set in 1995.

Spurs are now only a point behind fourth-place Liverpool and two above Burnley, who sit seventh after suffering only their fifth league defeat of the season.

"It's a nice present that's for sure".

"He is wonderful, a fantastic player, he needs one more to be above Alan, we will see the next game".

"At home, they are very tough but the three points are massive for us".

Hat-trick hero Kane joins Shearer, chases Messi