Harry Kane scores three as Tottenham thrash Southampton 5-2 in London

Laurent Depoitre scored on Saturday for Huddersfield as they drew 1-1 with Southampton

What a 2017 it has been for Harry Kane.

The England global now has 22 goals for Tottenham in all competitions this season.

"First of all I want to congratulate Harry Kane, massive achievement for him, well deserved", said the Argentinian coach.

The feat is even more remarkable given that Kane failed to find the back of the net in the month of August, with the England global leading the scoring charts with 18 top-flight goals this season.

Kane will deservedly grab the headlines but there were so many other positives for Tottenham.

It's been a while since an English striker has made such an impact.

Saints visit Manchester United on December 30 and barring a shock, they're likely to start 2018 in the relegation zone or just above it.

Alan Shearer managed 36 Premier League goals for Blackburn in 1995. Only Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani and Barcelona's Lionel Messi (both 50) have more.

Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose came in for Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies while Pellegrino opted to replace the banned Charlie Austin with Shane Long, who remains without a goal since February. As for Kane he bagged one every 79 minutes.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could end 2017 as the top calendar year goalscorer in European football after hitting his seventh hat-trick of the year in Saturday's 3-0 win at Burnley. At the full-time whistle Kane was just four behind the imitable Argentine.

"I don't think he stepped over the mark at all (at Turf Moor)".

It was Kane's eighth treble in 2017 and so insatiable is his hunger for goals that it's sometimes easier to simply reel off statistics.

Kane said it had been a "fantastic" year. He now has eight hat-tricks in total over the 12-month period.

What is black and white to Dyche is that Kane deserved the plaudits after the England global helped Spurs leapfrog Burnley into fifth as they chase a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League.

Breaking it down: of his 56 goals, seven were for England, with all but two coming in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Kane, 24, has been consistently excellent and on Boxing Day against Southampton, his final game of 2017, he scored a hat trick, his second in four days in the PL.

More amazingly, he's the first player this century not named Messi or Ronaldo to score at least 55 goals (for a club in Europe's top five leagues and his country combined) in a single year, a feat that'll no doubt go unnoticed across the continent. "That's what I always have done throughout my career and it is what I will continue to do", Kane said.

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