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Harry's game for golden boot after four-goal feast

Leicester City 1 - Tottenham Hotspur 6

By Robert Jones

Harry Kane admitted the Premier League golden boot was on his mind as he hit four goals in Tottenham's thumping 6-1 win at Leicester.

The Spurs striker now leads the scoring charts on 26 league goals - two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku - heading into the final weekend of the season.

Son Heung-min scored twice for the visitors, while Ben Chilwell's first Leicester goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

England international Kane, who hopes to add to his tally at relegated Hull on Sunday, said: "I've been thinking a lot about getting on the scoresheet this week.

"It's the first time I've scored four goals and it was a good moment to do it.

"I was looking to get one or two goals at least and then hopefully take it into the last game, now I'm in the driving seat at the minute but there's still one game to play so I'm not resting on my laurels.

"I've got to get out there against Hull and try and score more goals."

Spurs continued to shrug off any disappointment following Chelsea's title win and were untouchable as they sealed their 13th win in their last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino was quick to hail the class of Kane. "When he was injured, many other players scored, like Son or Alli, it's true, Harry Kane is our main striker, one of the best in the world," the Argentine said.

"In the whole team it's a very good quality of effort. We are very proud of our Harry."

Son's double means that he has become the third Spurs player to reach the 20-goal mark this season with Kane and Dele Alli.

Tottenham challenged Leicester for the title last season, before eventually finishing third, and Foxes chief Craig Shakespeare dismissed any aggravation between the sides after last year's battle.

But he will be disappointed with how his side rolled over for Spurs, who outclassed their hosts from almost the first minute.

Leicester were on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris as Tottenham dominated possession without a serious opening until Son wasted a glorious one after 15 minutes.

The forward managed to force his way to the edge of the area and a lucky break off Kane deflected the ball into his path but he could then only lift wildly over. But Son atoned for his miss 10 minutes later when he provided Kane with the opener.

Christian Fuchs was caught out by Toby Alderweireld's deep ball which allowed Son to burst into the area and, with Fuchs trailing behind, he teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards.

Dele Alli's low header was then saved by Kasper Schmeichel as Spurs began to raise the tempo, sensing Leicester were there for the taking.

The hosts were enterprising enough but, aside from Vardy's pace, rarely troubled the visitors who doubled their lead in style 10 minutes before the break.

An intricate move on the edge of the area opened up the Foxes, allowing Alli to spring the trap and his lovely lofted pass allowed Son to find the bottom corner with a first-time volley.

Tottenham threatened to overwhelm the Foxes and Schmeichel saved Eric Dier's header before the hosts could grab a breather at half-time.

Chilwell pulled a goal back after 57 minutes. It was messy from Spurs as Lloris rushed out to beat Vardy to the ball but only succeeded in deflecting it off the striker to Wilfred Ndidi.

The midfielder worked it to Chilwell, who managed to squeeze the ball beyond Dier on the line - only for Kane to immediately restore Spurs' two-goal advantage to spark a rout.

Kane headed in from point-blank range after more neat work from Son and the South Korean grabbed his own double on 71 minutes.

It was no more than the 24-year-old deserved as neat footwork gave him space on the edge of the box and he curled low beyond Schmeichel.

Vincent Janssen had a goal disallowed for offside before Kane completed a deserved hat-trick when he blasted in from 20 yards in the final minute.

And Kane had not finished when he scored again in stoppage time, with almost a carbon copy of his third, beating Schmeichel low to his right.

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