A first-half Harry Kane hat-trick inspired Tottenham to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.
The England international scored his fourth treble for the club and turned provider for Dele Alli to send Mauricio Pochettino’s side into second in the table.
Spurs endured a tough match at Wembley this week as they exited the Europa League at the hands of Gent, but there was to be no hangover from their European travails as they dispatched a dreadful Stoke side in the first half.
Kane – who disappointed in that 2-2 draw with the Belgians – opened the scoring with his 100th goal at club level before making is 2-0 with a sublime half-volley with 32 minutes played.
The 23-year-old’s deflected free-kick secured his second hat-trick in as many appearances in domestic competition, and he set up Alli to make it 4-0 before the break to cap a ruthless performance.
It was a routine affair for Spurs in the second half as Stoke accepted their fate, with the home side moving back to within 10 points of leaders Chelsea, while Mark Hughes’ side stay 10th.
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