Harry Kane's 'forgotten' hat-tricks
Sun 24 December 2017, 15:26|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane hit his latest milestone on Saturday as he bagged his seventh hat-trick of the calendar year to hand us a 3-0 win at Burnley.
It was his 10th treble since breaking into our first team and saw him equal Alan Shearer’s record of 36 Premier League goals scored in a calendar year. He will eclipse that if he finds the target against Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day – tickets are on general sale for that game here.
Harry’s trio against Asteras Tripolis in Europa League action back in November, 2014, is widely remembered as being his first Spurs hat-trick, but we’ve delved into the archives to find three of the striker’s previous trebles for club and country, dating all the way back to the 2009-10 season…
Spurs U18s 8-1 Coventry City U18s
Premier Academy League
January 23, 2010
Harry hit his first hat-trick for our Under-18s during a goal-laden first full season at that level where he plundered 17 goals in 20 Premier Academy League appearances.
It came in an 8-1 thrashing of Coventry City at Spurs Lodge in January of the 2009-10 season and started on 12 minutes when he added to Kudus Oyenuga’s opener, picking up a sliced clearance on the edge of the box, flicking the ball over his marker and drilling low into the corner.
Harry doubled his tally to make it 7-0 when he slotted home Paul-Jose Mpoku’s low ball across from the byline on the left, then completed his treble right at the death, again ramming into the net from close range after good work from Nathan Byrne and Mpoku in the build-up.
Spurs U21s 6-3 Manchester City U21s
Under-21 Premier League
August 19, 2013
Having returned from a loan spell at Leicester City in the summer of 2013, Harry began the 2013-14 season with our Under-21s but quickly established his dominance with a treble in a 6-3 home win against Manchester City in the second game of the Under-21 Premier League campaign.
Tom Carroll opened the scoring at Hotspur Way before setting Harry free to clip beyond goalkeeper Angus Gunn in the 35th minute, the striker taking a bit of a whack in the process.
He soon dusted himself down, though, and arrowed a shot into the top corner for 4-1 with the second half 10 minutes old, again benefiting from a Carroll assist. The hat-trick was complete when a returning Sandro played a cross-field pass to Andros Townsend and his cross was steered into the top corner by Harry from 10 yards, putting us 5-1 up.
Three days later, Harry was involved in the first team’s 5-0 Europa League victory over Dinamo Tbilisi and started to feature more frequently at the top level as that campaign went on.
San Marino U21s 0-4 England U21s
European Under-21 Championship qualifying
October 10, 2013
Courtesy of FATV.
Now in and around our first team squad, Harry registered his first and, to date, only international hat-trick as England Under-21s thrashed San Marino 4-0 on their own patch in October, 2013.
After defender Michael Keane set England on their way, Harry weighed in from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time after Raheem Sterling had been brought down by San Marino goalkeeper Andrea Manzaroli, who was sent off for the offence.
After testing substitute stopper Massimo Francioni with a header, Harry made it 3-0 on 66 minutes when he followed up his parried shot to score from close range. Number three and England’s fourth arrived a minute from time when Spurs team-mate Carroll crossed from the right and Harry was on hand to convert. Eric Dier, then of Sporting Lisbon, also played that night.