Kane on fire as Spurs thrash Leicester

Son Heung-min Harry Kane Spurs Tottenham

Harry Kane starred for Tottenham as he scored four goals in a 6-1 demolition of former Premier League champions Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Thursday. 

  • Leicester City 1 Tottenham 6
  • Kane and Son gives Spurs HT lead
  • Kane nets second-half hat-trick
  • Chilwell pulls one back for Foxes
  • Son also on target in second half

Match Summary

Mauricio Pochettino's side were in control from the start, taking a two-lead into the break, before the Foxes pulled one back early in the second half.

But Spurs upped the ante and ran riot for the remainder of the match, scoring a further four goals to cruise to their biggest win of the season.

Full Report

The visitors made a bright start in the rain and Son Heung-Min had two early chances, the first one coming in the fifth when Harry Kane played him in on the right, but Ben Chilwell made a timely interception to turn the ball behind.

Son then made space for a shot three minutes later with a neat turn to get away from Wilfred Ndidi before curling over from 20 yards out.

The Foxes' best chance arrived soon afterwards as Riyad Mahrez surged through the middle and slipped in Jamie Vardy, who hit a powerful shot straight at Hugo Lloris.

Son was fortunate to find himself through on goal in the 15th minute  when Yohan Benalouane whacked a clearance into Dele Alli, which diverted into the path of the South Korean but he blazed over the crossbar from inside the box.

Spurs kept applying the pressure and Moussa Sissoko flashed an effort over from outside the area two minutes later after Kane's free-kick hit the wall, while the England striker curled a shot wide of the far post on 21 minutes after winning the ball back from Benalouane on the left.

It was no surprise that Son was involved in the opening goal four minutes later, as he raced onto a long ball over the top and to the right byline before cutting back for Kane to steer the ball into the bottom-left corner of the near at the near post.

The north Londoners threatened to double their lead on 27 minutes when Alli connected with Ben Davies' deflected cross to force Schmeichel to save at his right post, before the England international fired straight at the Danish keeper from distance moments later.

Son got his reward in the 36th minute as he beat Schmeichel on the half-volley from eight yards out after latching onto Alli's dinked ball over the top.

GOAL! @hm_son7 makes it 2-0 with his 20th goal of the season! 2️⃣0️⃣ #COYS #THFC

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Eric Dier also tested the home keeper before half-time with a header from Davies' cross on the right, but there were no further chances until after the break.

Benalouane had an early opportunity to halve the deficit when he steered a header over from Marc Albrighton's 47th-minute free-kick, while at the other end Kane diverted Alli's ball across the face of goal a minute later.

Kane then set up Son on 56 minutes with a scooped pass, but the South Korean sent his volley on the swivel past the right post.

However, a mistake from Lloris let the hosts back in three minutes later as he slid out to cut out a pass to Vardy and the ball broke loose for Chilwell, who slotted into an open goal.

Spurs responded swiftly, though, with Kane heading home from close range on 63 minutes after Victor Wanyama had nodded Toby Alderweireld's cross back to the striker.

GOAL! @harrykane with his 30th of the season to make it 3-1 on the night! #COYS #THFC

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Son restored their two-goal cushion on 71 minutes with a clinical finish from 19 yards out after dragging the ball past Ndidi to create space for a right-footed shot that he sent into the bottom-right corner of the net.

Craig Shakespeare's men were presented with a chance three minutes when Mahrez played in Islam Slimani on the right, but the Algerian striker's angled strike was gathered by Lloris.

Spurs finished strongly and Kane capped off a fine performance with two goals at the death, completing his hat-trick in the 89th minute with a low shot from 18 yards out that went through the legs of Danny Simpson and beat Schmeichel at his right post, before repeating the feat in stoppage time with a near identical goal.

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