Harry Kane admitted his hat-trick in Tottenham Hotspur's 3-0 win against Burnley was inspired by his bid to shatter Alan Shearer's Premier League record for goals in a calendar year. Kane's treble at Turf Moor on Saturday took his Premier League goal tally in 2017 to 36. That equalled the record set by Alan Shearer with Blackburn Rovers in 1995.
Kane will break the record if he scores in Tottenham's next match against Southampton tomorrow. "I am aware I've equalled Alan Shearer's record," Kane said. "Just going into this game I thought I can get a couple and then there's Southampton to play. Let's see what happens on Boxing Day."