Spurs up to second as Kane treble crushes Stoke

The 23-year-old also scored three against Fulham in the FA Cup on 19 February and against West Brom in the league on 14 January.

The England man secured that milestone inside the quarter of an hour mark but it was his second of the game - a sensational volley - that had Twitter in raptures.

A third Harry Kane hat-trick in nine games ensured Spurs got back to winning ways following disappointment in Europe.

Alli, who was shown a straight red card in the first half of Tottenham's midweek Europa League demise at the hands of Gent, netted Tottenham's fourth goal of a first-half blitz which dismantled a lacklustre Stoke. "The manner of the goals we conceded was not good enough at any level".

It's a result that moves Tottenham back into second place in the Premier League table, ten points behind leaders Chelsea.

One Spurs fan took home £750 profit from White Hart Lane this afternoon all because of a schoolboy error when placing a bet online.

Kane has now equalled Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku's 17 Premier League goals in just 21 games - four fewer than both of them.

Kane is the first Tottenham player since Jimmy Greaves to net 20 goals or more in three successive seasons and Pochettino says he is already taking on legendary status. "We want to try every game to give 100 percent and everyone is excited to play again". "It is not new for me, I have said many times that for me he is one of the best strikers in the world". The Premier League and Stoke City would certainly make things more hard.

And five minutes later he claimed his third from a long-range free kick courtesy of a big deflection that wrong-footed Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant.

"I think he is potentially a world-class footballer, I don't think he is at the moment, because he needs to sharpen up with balls played into him, can he play other people in a little bit more".

Spurs confirmed Lineup: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.

Pochettino revealed that Kane even disagrees with him despite the very good relationship that the pair obviously have.

Kane has scored 66 Premier League goals for Tottenham.

  • Julie Sanders