Harry Kane broke Alan Shearer’s Premier League record for goals in a calendar year as he put Tottenham in front against Southampton on Tuesday.
Kane went on to score a hat trick, with the second of those three goals seeing him move ahead of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for the most …
Kane has 39 league goals and 56 goals for Spurs and England in 2017, while Messi hit 54 for Barcelona and Argentina.
Kane’s tally breaks a seven-year run of either Messi or Ronaldo finishing as the top scorer for club and country while playing in Europe’s top five leagues.
“I’m very proud,” Kane said of finishing above his La Liga rivals. “Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football for so long and they’re two of the greatest players ever so it’s an honour to even be compared to them.