Kane going for Shearer's mark

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Harry Kane will aim to become the highest scorer in a calendar year in English Premier League history - one of many records the Tottenham striker looks capable of setting.

The England star's treble against Burnley on December 23 moved him level on 36 with Alan Shearer and he never looked as though he was going to struggle with the expectation, beating the record, which had lasted for 22 years, in the 22nd minute as part of an vast performance.

It was bright start to proceedings for Mauricio Pochettino's men with Chirstian Eriksen's disallowed goal before Kane's record-breaking goal in the 22nd minute, Spurs had to remain on their toes however with Danny Rose hitting the post at the wrong end of the field after a backpass header to Hugo Lloris went awry, but their worries were calmed with Kane's second six minutes before the break. Kane scored Tottenham's final goal in the 67th, lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Fraser Forster for his record sixth Premier League hat trick this year.

Harry Kane has defended team-mate Dele Alli, who quickly adopted the role of pantomime villain on Saturday, when Tottenham halted a five-game winless run on the road in the top flight.

"It was hard not to think about it going into the game being level", he told BT Sport.

It has taken 22 years, but few will be surprised that it is Kane who has ended the England great's hold on the record.

"As always I wanted to win the game first and foremost but of course I wanted to score as a striker".

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When asked for his favourite goals of the year, Kane said: "I liked the second one against Huddersfield from outside the box with the left foot, that was nice. I'm getting more experience".

Kane's brace, which could turn into a treble before 90 minutes are up at Wembley, also saw him overtake Lionel Messi as Europe's leading scorer in 2017 with a overall tally of 56.

"I think I've said everything (about Kane)".

"Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football for so long and are two of the best players ever. Well done and keep up the good work". "We are all so, so, so happy".

"It's an fantastic story for us, as a coaching staff, when you look at him play - not only feel happy [but] so proud of all this he has achieved", said Pochettino, who added that Tuesday match was so open it could have finished 7-4 to Spurs.

"But I am so pleased to finish in this way the year and looking forward now for the next year".

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