Harry Kane nets hat trick as Tottenham see off Burnley at Turf Moor
Burnley 0 - 3 Tottenham

Harry Kane nets hat trick as Tottenham see off Burnley at Turf Moor

23/12/2017

Harry Kane fired a hat trick to equal Alan Shearer's Premier League record of goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham won 3-0 at Burnley.

Kane converted an early penalty and struck twice more in the second half to match Shearer's feat of 36 set in 1995.

Success for Tottenham halted a run of five Premier League games on the road without a win and saw them leapfrog Burnley into fifth place in the table.

It was the perfect response to last week's 4-1 humbling at Manchester City and their first away league win since the end of September could have been by a bigger margin.

Dele Alli, fortunate to escape with a yellow card for an ill-judged tackle on Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne last week, quickly adopted the role of pantomime villain at Turf Moor.

He was booked in the fourth minute for his lunging tackle on Charlie Taylor and then further incensed the home fans, who felt he dived when challenged by Kevin Long in the area to earn Tottenham their early penalty.

Kane stepped up to steer his seventh-minute spot kick inside Nick Pope's left-hand post. It was the first Premier League goal Burnley had conceded in 361 minutes.

Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son had one shot saved by Pope and another one blocked, while Kane's effort crashed into Burnley defender Ben Mee as the visitors dominated.

Alli was roundly booed by Clarets fans every time he touched the ball, but his slide-rule pass sent Moussa Sissoko into a one-on-one with goalkeeper Pope and the Tottenham midfielder should have scored.

Pope saved the France international's initial shot and then the rebound -- both with his legs.

Kane blazed another effort off target, while a rare foray into Tottenham's area for Burnley ended with Steven Defour's excellent cross snaffled by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ahead of Chris Wood.

Wood was forced off in the 33rd minute and replaced by Ashley Barnes, while Burnley enjoyed their best spell before the interval without creating any openings.

Tottenham spurned another chance at the start of the second period when Christian Eriksen miscued after being played in by Son, who then missed a sitter.

Kane and right-back Serge Aurier combined and from the latter's cross Son somehow blazed a first-time shot over the crossbar from in front of an open goal.

Burnley felt hard done by when referee Michael Oliver waved away their appeals for a penalty after Jan Vertonghen collided with Barnes inside the area.

Tottenham then struck a deserved second. The impressive Sissoko's pass sent Kane through on goal and with just Pope to beat the England striker calmly slotted home a low finish in the 69th minute.

The Londoners sealed all three points 10 minutes later when Alli set up Kane on the edge of the area, turning effortlessly away from his marker before burying his 25th goal in 27 appearances for club and country this season.

Related news

Liverpool frustrated in shock defeat away to Swansea City

Liverpool frustrated in shock defeat away to Swansea City

Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk's Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.

Harry Kane waits on century as Tottenham held to draw at Southampton

Harry Kane waits on century as Tottenham held to draw at Southampton

Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League's top four as Southampton delivered a battling 1-1 draw for their under-pressure boss Mauricio Pellegrino.

Sergio Aguero hat trick carries Man City to win over Newcastle

Sergio Aguero hat trick carries Man City to win over Newcastle

Sergio Aguero tormented Newcastle once again as Premier League leaders Manchester City got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez not missed as Arsenal dismantle sorry Palace

Alexis Sanchez not missed as Arsenal dismantle sorry Palace

Arsenal eased to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday as Alexis Sanchez was left out of the squad ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.

Anthony Martial strike enough for Manchester United to beat Burnley

Anthony Martial strike enough for Manchester United to beat Burnley

Anthony Martial's third goal in as many Premier League matches earned second-placed Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Burnley as they kept up the pressure on leaders Manchester City.

Hazard masterminds Chelsea win at Brighton

Hazard masterminds Chelsea win at Brighton

Eden Hazard moved past the 100 career league goals milestone with two goals as he orchestrated Chelsea's 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX stadium.

Nine-man Chelsea advance to FA Cup fourth round on penalties

Nine-man Chelsea advance to FA Cup fourth round on penalties

Chaotic Chelsea ended a five-hour scoring drought before advancing in the FA Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Norwich.

Theo Walcott completes £20 million move from Arsenal to Everton

Theo Walcott completes £20 million move from Arsenal to Everton

Theo Walcott has completed his £20 million move to Everton, ending a 12-year stint at Arsenal in the hopes of a fresh start under Sam Allardyce.

VAR in play on goal for Leicester in defeat of Fleetwood Town

VAR in play on goal for Leicester in defeat of Fleetwood Town

Leicester became the first team in English football to score a goal via a VAR decision as they overcame Fleetwood 2-0 in their FA Cup replay.

RELATED NEWS

Liverpool frustrated in shock defeat away to Swansea City
Swansea City 1 - 0 Liverpool

Liverpool frustrated in shock defeat away to Swansea City

Swansea produced one of the shock results of the season as Virgil van Dijk's Premier League debut for Liverpool turned into a nightmare.

Harry Kane waits on century as Tottenham held to draw at Southampton
Southampton 1 - 1 Tottenham

Harry Kane waits on century as Tottenham held to draw at Southampton

Tottenham missed the chance to move into the Premier League's top four as Southampton delivered a battling 1-1 draw for their under-pressure boss Mauricio Pellegrino.

Sergio Aguero hat trick carries Man City to win over Newcastle
Man City 3 - 1 Newcastle

Sergio Aguero hat trick carries Man City to win over Newcastle

Sergio Aguero tormented Newcastle once again as Premier League leaders Manchester City got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Alexis Sanchez not missed as Arsenal dismantle sorry Palace
Arsenal 4 - 1 Crystal Palace

Alexis Sanchez not missed as Arsenal dismantle sorry Palace

Arsenal eased to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday as Alexis Sanchez was left out of the squad ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.

Anthony Martial strike enough for Manchester United to beat Burnley
Burnley 0 - 1 Manchester United

Anthony Martial strike enough for Manchester United to beat Burnley

Anthony Martial's third goal in as many Premier League matches earned second-placed Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Burnley as they kept up the pressure on leaders Manchester City.

Hazard masterminds Chelsea win at Brighton
Brighton 0 - 4 Chelsea

Hazard masterminds Chelsea win at Brighton

Eden Hazard moved past the 100 career league goals milestone with two goals as he orchestrated Chelsea's 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX stadium.

Nine-man Chelsea advance to FA Cup fourth round on penalties
Chelsea 1 - 1 (5-3) Norwich

Nine-man Chelsea advance to FA Cup fourth round on penalties

Chaotic Chelsea ended a five-hour scoring drought before advancing in the FA Cup with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over Norwich.

Theo Walcott completes £20 million move from Arsenal to Everton
Everton news

Theo Walcott completes £20 million move from Arsenal to Everton

Theo Walcott has completed his £20 million move to Everton, ending a 12-year stint at Arsenal in the hopes of a fresh start under Sam Allardyce.

VAR in play on goal for Leicester in defeat of Fleetwood Town
Leicester 2 - 0 Fleetwood

VAR in play on goal for Leicester in defeat of Fleetwood Town

Leicester became the first team in English football to score a goal via a VAR decision as they overcame Fleetwood 2-0 in their FA Cup replay.