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Harry Kane Hat-Trick Takes Him Level With Alan Shearer for Premier League Goals in a Calendar Year

​Harry Kane’s hat-trick towards Burnley on Saturday night means the Tottenham striker has now matched countryman Alan Shearer’s goalscoring report of most targets in a calendar 12 months. 

Kane – who has now bagged 36 targets in 2017 – equalled Shearer’s report set in 1995 following a match profitable efficiency away at Sean Dyche’s high-flying Burnley facet.

The consequence means Tottenham leapfrog Burnley into fifth place within the Premier League and offers Kane the chance to interrupt Shearer’s report when Spurs host Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day.

Solely Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani have bagged extra targets this calendar 12 months – each hitting 50 – while Kane’s treble sees him return to the highest of this season’s Premier League goalscoring chart, tied on 15 strikes with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Kane started the afternoon on 33 strikes for the 12 months, along with his hat-trick seeing his tally additionally surpass Thierry Henry’s 34 targets all through 2004, and Robin van Persie’s 35 in 2011. 

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