A hat-trick from Harry Kane helped Tottenham Hotspur claim a 4 -3 victory against Leicester City in a very entertaining English Premier League match at White Hart Lane on Saturday. On the back of a humbling 3-0 loss to Manchester United the home side were dealt an early blow. Their heroic shot-stopper Hugo Lloris picked up a knee injury and had to be stretchered off.
Despite the early setback Spurs managed to grab the game’s first goal. It was Kane who slotted his 27th goal of the season. Seven minutes later and he was at it again as his dragged effort ricocheted off Robert Huth’s head and looped into the back of the net.
Kane almost grabbed his hat-trick in the 15th minute but he was flagged offside. Leicester continued to fight despite the deficit and managed to score in in the 38th minute through Jaime Vardy. The score remained 2-1 until half-time and Spurs knew they were in for a real battle in the second period.
The Foxes didn’t waste any time in completing their comeback and five minutes into the second-half Wes Morgan’s thumping header drew his team level. After the equaliser Nigel Pearson’s side gained momentum but were brought back down to earth by the Premier League’s deadliest marksmen. Kane completed his hat-trick after Danny Rose was fouled by David Nugent in the box.
The goal means Kane is now the outright top goal scorer in the league with 19 strikes this season. Pearson’s charges didn’t let their heads drop and piled on the pressure in the final minutes of the match. A Jeff Schlupp own goal looked to have put the game to bed but again the visitors hit back, this time through Nugent.
Maurico Pochettino’s men held on though and claimed a 4-3 victory.