Forward Harry Kane scored four goals and midfielder Son Heung-Min netted twice as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 in an action-packed Premier League battle on Thursday.
The game was a effectively a dead rubber with Mauricio Pochettino’s side already assured of finishing second behind champions Antonio Conte’s team Chelsea but the 23-year-old striker produced a splendid individual performance to go top of the scoring chart as in-form Son also impressed.
Having taken his mark to 26 league goals to move above Everton forward Romelu Lukaku (24) and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez (23), Harry Kane affirmed there would be no let-up in the final match of the season when Spurs play against relegated Hull City.
“I wanted to get one or two goals at least and take it (the battle for the Golden Boot) to the final game,” the former Norwich City striker told Sky Sports after firing Spurs ahead and rifling in a second half hat-trick.
“I am in the driving seat but there’s still one more game. I am not resting on my laurels but I hope to get four more.
“Hopefully I can get the Golden Boot and hopefully (Tottenham goalkeeper) Hugo Lloris can get the Golden Glove (for the most clean sheets).”
The former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder [Son] set up Harry Kane for a 25th-minute opener and made it 2-0 with a first-time shot on the turn in the 36th minute as the tourists dominated the opening half with some crisp passing.
The England International then put the icing on the cake with more clinical finishing in the closing stages, condemning Leicester City to their first home defeat after five successive victories as second place Spurs celebrated their 11th victory in the last 12 matches.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pocchetino heaped acclaim on Kane and stressed he was in no mood to sell him to potential bidders.
“He is great, he is one of the best strikers in the world,” said the former Southampton manager. “He will try to keep going in the next match and try to finish in the best way.
“It is very clear we will keep the players we want to keep and we will maybe sell the players we want to sell. We are so, so calm about our key players. They are happy here, we have an exciting project.” The Argentine added.