Harry Kane broke the record for most Premier League goals in a calendar year on Boxing Day after the striker’s hat-trick helped Tottenham to a 5-2 thrashing of Southampton at Wembley.
Kane opened the scoring on 22 minutes, with his header making it 37 for the year in the Premier League, a haul which saw the England striker to surpass Alan Shearer’s 36-goal tally from 1995.
However, Kane wasn’t finished there, with the unstoppable hitman scoring again on 39 minutes…
…and then 67 minutes (with a deft dink over Fraser Forster).
That hat-trick was Kane’s sixth in the Premier League this year, another record broken by the 22-year-old.
In between Kane’s second and third record-breaking strikers, Dele Alli, with a fine effort…
…and Son Heung-min put the rampant Lilywhites 4-0 up.
Just after the hour-mark, Soufiane Boufal got one back for Saints.
While late on, Dusan Tadic got another one back to make it 5-2 to the hosts.
The win sees Mauricio Pochettino’s side finish Boxing Day in fifth, while Southampton are 14th, just two points above the drop-zone.
However, the game was all about the irrepressible Kane, who has netted an incredible 56 goals in 52 appearances for club and country.
No doubt after Christmas, the goals will continue to flow for Kane right up until the summer, when they’ll no doubt suddenly dry up in Russia.