Premier League defences take note – Harry Kane is back. The Tottenham Hotspur striker rediscovered his goalscoring form in spectacular style as Spurs thrashed Bournemouth 5-1 this afternoon.
The home-grown hero bagged a hat-trick at Vitality Stadium, converting a penalty and an instinctive tap-in either side of this brilliant poacher’s finish from Christian Eriksen’s delightful cross.
Kane, who shot to fame with 31 goals in all competitions last season, had managed only one in his first nine league appearances of this campaign, although he has found the net twice for England.
But some assistance from Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc, who fouled him for the spot kick and parried Toby Alderweireld’s second-half header, helped the 22-year-old get back on track.
The Cherries shocked Spurs by taking the lead inside 49 seconds courtesy of Matt Richie’s fierce strike into the bottom corner, but were behind after 17 minutes as Mousa Dembele added to Kane’s first.
Another Boruc gaffe gifted Erik Lamela Tottenham’s third just prior to the half-hour mark – and two more goals from Kane after the break helped the visitors cruise to a first win in four in all competitions.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side climb to sixth in the table and remain unbeaten since the opening day of the season. Bournemouth are down to 17th and have conceded 10 goals in their last two outings.
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