19 May 2017
Despite losing the title to Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspurs are ending the season on a high following their impressive performance which saw them humiliate last season’s Champions, Leicester City 6 – 1 at the King Power Stadium on Thursday Night.
England Striker, Harry Kane was the star performer as he grabbed four goals to move two goals clear of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the golden boot.
South Korea midfielder, Son Heung-min also grabbed a brace while England Defender, Ben Chilwell scored Leicester City’s consolation goal.
The first chance of the game came after eight minutes when Jamie Vardy connected to a Riyad Mahrez pass which caught Spurs defenders unawares but Hugo Lloris had no problem saving Vardy’s shot from close range.
The visitors eventually took the lead in the 25th minute when Harry Kane slotted home a pass from Son from close range. The lead was almost doubled two minutes later but Dele Alli’s header was pushed away by Schmeichel.
After missing a brilliant attempt earlier in the game, Son doubled Spurs lead in the 36th minute, latching home a volleyed pass from Alli inside the area.
The tally was reduced in the 59th minute when the hosts pulled one back through defender, Ben Chilwell. Lloris had come out of his area to challenge Ndidi after an offside call was not given. Although he won the challenge, Ndidi got the ball back and found Chilwell who took just two touches before driving a low shot into the post past Lloris who was getting back in position.
Spurs responded four minutes later with Harry Kane heading into an empty net after a combination of Alderweireld’s cross and Wanyama’s deflected header.
Son increased the tally in the 70th minutes, finishing off with a low shot from 20 yards for his second of the night and Spurs’ fourth.
Kane sealed the win with two late goals to complete the Foxes’ humiliation.
With four goals on the night, Kane is now the Premier League leading goal scorer with 26 goals as the league head to a final showdown on Sunday.
Kane’s 25 goals last season and 26 goals already this season has made him the fifth player in Premier League history to score 25+ goals in successive seasons. Others are Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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