By 90Min
December 23, 2017

Harry Kane's hat-trick against Burnley on Saturday evening means the Tottenham striker has now matched countryman Alan Shearer's goalscoring record of most goals in a calendar year. 

Kane - who has now bagged 36 goals in 2017 - equalled Shearer's record set in 1995 following a match winning performance away at Sean Dyche's high-flying Burnley side.

The result means Tottenham leapfrog Burnley into 5th position in the Premier League and gives Kane the opportunity to break Shearer's record when Spurs host Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day.

Only Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani have bagged more goals this calendar year - both hitting 50 - whilst Kane's treble sees him return to the top of this season's Premier League goalscoring chart, tied on 15 strikes with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Kane began the afternoon on 33 strikes for the year, with his hat-trick seeing his tally also surpass Thierry Henry's 34 goals throughout 2004, and Robin van Persie's 35 in 2011. 

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