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Kane sets more records as Spurs thrash Everton

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the English Premier Leaguer versus Everton at Wembley Stadium, London yesterday.


Harry Kane became Tottenham's record scorer in the English Premier League by grabbing a second-half double in a 4-0 win over Everton yesterday.

The England striker moved onto 98 goals, surpassing the previous mark of 97 set by Teddy Sheringham, thanks to two tap-ins at Wembley Stadium.

Son Heung-min put Tottenham ahead in the 26th minute, courtesy of another close-range strike, and produced possibly the highlight of the game with his spin and driving run to set up Kane's first goal.

Christian Eriksen wrapped up victory in the 81st with a fourth goal, smashed home from the edge of the area, after good work by Son and Dele Alli.

Fifth-place Spurs moved level on points with Liverpool, whose game in hand is against Manchester City at Anfield.

Everton, who had a headed goal by Wayne Rooney disallowed when it was 0-0, have not won any of their last five games in the league.

The team continues to struggle in attack, with the addition of Turkey striker Cenk Tosun handed his debut following his arrival from Besiktas last week failing to have an effect.

Tottenham have no such problems with Kane.

The striker is the league's top scorer with 20, three more than nearest rival Mohamed Salah.

There was a hint of luck about his second goal, Tottenham's third, with his finish from Eric Dier's cross coming off his studs and flicking up over goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and into the corner.

Misfiring Chelsea missed the chance to climb into second place by drawing 0-0 at home to 10-man Leicester.

It was a third straight goalless draw involving Chelsea in all competitions and a fourth in the team's last seven matches.

Leicester dominated at Stamford Bridge until Leicester left back Ben Chilwell was sent off after receiving a second yellow card in the 68th minute for a lunge at Victor Moses.

Chelsea applied pressure after that but rarely threatened Kasper Schmeichel, who easily clawed away a free kick from Marcos Alonso in injury time.

Chelsea stayed in third place, behind second-place Manchester United on goal difference and 15 points off leaders Manchester City.

Other results: Crystal palace 1 Burnley 0; Huddersfield 1 West Ham 4; Newcastle 1 Swansea 1; Watford 2 Southampton 2; West Brom 2 Brighton 0.