Prolific Harry Kane spurred on by ton of Premier League goals

At just 23, Kane is expected to reach his Premier League ton comfortably. 'When they scored the third goal I didn't see enough desire to defend as a team it drained us of any belief.

This doesn't make great reading for Lukaku, who has been stuck on 24 goals for four games now - Kane's slow start hasn't prevented him going top of the charts at the right time, has it?

Kane has missed eight league games with injury this season but looks set to finish as top scorer, unless Everton striker Lukaku or Arsenal forward Sanchez have a remarkable final day of the season.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is "one of the best strikers in the world", and insists the club can keep their best players this summer.

It was the kind of performance that Pochettino believes further enhances Kane's reputation as one of the world's best finishers.

Tottenham, who are guaranteed to finish second place this season, took on the team to whom they lost out on the Premier League title previous year on Thursday night.

Spurs continued to push for more goals in the remaining stages of the first half, but Schmeicel produced two saves in the closing stages.

Pochettino added that the Korean has similarly evolved throughout the past 10 months at Tottenham but argued that the former Bayer Leverkusen player still has room to improve.

"Hopefully I can get the Golden Boot and hopefully (Tottenham goalkeeper) Hugo Lloris can get the Golden Glove (for the most clean sheets)". We are building a very exciting project and there is no reason for players like Harry to leave. Won the Golden Boot last season with 25 and has hit 26 this term despite missing three months of this campaign with injury.

Kane has said in the past that he has Jimmy Greaves' record of 266 Tottenham goals in all competitions in his sights as a career goal.

The victory had little outcome for Spurs who are guaranteed second place, although Leicester's 18th defeat of the season equalled Liverpool's top-flight record, set in 1906-07, for reigning champions in a 38-game campaign.

Harry Kane has been phenomenal this season and stands on the cusp of a second consecutive golden boot with more goals than ever and having played less games.

It will be a remarkable individual season for the Spurs striker even as his team will finish bereft of a single trophy, but will be taking many positives for next year.

  • Julie Sanders