England striker Harry Kane netted his third Hat - Trick in nine matches while Tottenham Hotspur respond to their European avenue by striking Stoke City to grab second in the Premier League.
The former Norwich City striker hit three times in 23 minutes before the half - time his first a fine - taken finish into the bottom corner while the ball discontinued to him in the area before an beautiful half - volley with his left foot from Spurs midfielder Christian Erikson's corner.
The 23 years old striker completed his third acute of 2017 when his low ride from Erikson's ambhused free - kick took a gigantic deflection off Stoke City forward Peter Crouch in the Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant stranded.
Spurs midfielder Dele Alli then netted a fourth first half goal for the Mauricio Pochettino side, accelerate into disciple Kane's cross from the right while an base Stoke fell afar at White Hart Lane.
Mark Hughes side, who stay 10th, amended hardly in the second half but Spurs abate to victory that takes them aloft Manchester City despite they remain 10 points behind from group leaders ( Chelsea ).
The former Millwall striker ( Harry Kane ) now has 12 goals in all games in all competition since the dawn of 2017.