Spurs striker Harry Kane is on the warpath again, having sensed that his top-scoring achievements are under threat.
With Mohamed Salah seemingly keen on breaking the Englishman's run, Kane has shot himself to the top of the scorers pile by scoring a second successive hat-trick, playing against Southampton on boxing day, taking his tally to 18 so far this season.
Kane is now the first Premier League player to score successive hat-tricks twice, having registered six in 2017. But most importantly, he's now the top flight's top scorer in a calendar year after breaking Alan Shearer's 22-year old record when he scored his 37th for 2017 on Tuesday.
The forward set Twitter ablaze with his remarkable achievement, earning praise from teammates, other current players, former players and fans.
Here are some of the best below:
.....and I'm sorry for calling Harry Kane a one season wonder a couple of years ago.— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) December 26, 2017
Harry Kane scores his 8th hattrick of 2017. He’s now 1 behind Cavani and Messi’s total of 50 goals for their clubs this year (Other record includes internationals). 2 more Harry?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 26, 2017