Kane hat-trick downs Cherries

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Tottenham thumped Bournemouth 5-1 in their Premier League clash at Dean Court on Sunday.

  • Bournemouth 1 Tottenham 5
  • Ritchie opens scoring 
  • Kane levels matters 
  • Lamela and Dembele put Spurs in charge
  • Kane grabs hat-trick in second half

Match Summary

Bournemouth made an incredible start when Matt Ritchie smashed home from the edge of the area but their advantage lasted all of seven minutes before Harry Kane converted a penalty to restore parity.

Spurs added another two goals before half-time as the hosts found themselves wanting at the back, Dembele and Lamela both scoring.

The visitors continued their excellent attacking play in the second half and Kane got his hat-trick to complete the rout.

Full Report

Bournemouth started like a house on fire and were in front inside the first minute when Charlie Daniels pulled his cross back to the edge of the box and Ritchie fired an unstoppable drive past Hugo Lloris to give the hosts a dream start.

Their lead was short-lived, however, as Kane burst into the area and drew a foul off Cherries stopper Artur Boruc. The England international stepped up and slotted his effort past the Pole to equalise.

The turnaround was complete just eight minutes later when Dembele reacted quickest in the area, bundled through a cluster of defenders and made no mistake with his finish to make it 2-1 to the London club.

Spurs found themselves two goals to the good on the half-hour mark when Boruc failed to hold a tame cross into the box and spilled it right to Lamela, who tapped home with ease.

After half-time, and Kane wasted no time in grabbing his brace after he found himself in space in the box and Christian Eriksen picked him out with an inch-perfect cross, putting it on a platter for the striker who slotted into the back of the net.

Kane then secured his hat-trick as he reacted quickest to the loose ball following a corner and tapped home from close range to make it 5-1.

Bournemouth never looked like getting themselves back into the game and Tottenham in truth could have added another through substitute Clinton Njie but for a great save from Boruc.

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