Harry Kane isn’t just one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he is one of the best in the world and if he was not firing for Tottenham, Spurs would probably be stuck in mid-table. Tottenham were hosts to a sprightly Everton side and it could have been a tough task but Kane ensured the home side picked up their ninth consecutive league win at White Hart Lane.
The Englishman has been on fire in 2017 and scored his 18th and 19th goal of the Premier League campaign in trademark style.
While the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to provide him with chances a plenty, Kane can conjure up openings for himself. It was suggested that the Englishman can score from anywhere on the pitch and he duly did so as he opened his account for the afternoon with a blistering goal from 20 yards out that Joel Robles couldn’t keep out.
He scored his second with a great run and finish as he soared to the top of the goal scorers charts in the league. The one downside for Kane was that he could have scored a lot more as he had six shots on goal in all but only four of them were on target.
Kane was the player with the most number of attempts in the game and it wasn’t a surprise that he was the most lethal player out there, despite going up against another hotshot in Romelu Lukaku.
One thing did pop out for Kane was that he was up against two physical defenders in Ashley Williams and Funes Mori and the Englishman didn’t really win a lot of headers, which proved once again that he is great with the ball at his feet and can take on any defender with his control and pace.
However, Kane’s pace was a problem for Williams and the Englishman might have thought that he had won a penalty after the Everton defender had tangled with Kane but the decision was not in the favour of the Tottenham man.
The Englishman certainly was the best player out there and if he continues playing in the same form, Tottenham could even win the FA Cup. But the fear that many would have is burnout and with Vincent Janssen still not firing at all, Pochettino needs to wrap up Kane in wool and keep him safe till the end of the season.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter for Kane’s brilliant display;
Harry Kane is the best finisher in the league. Hands down.
— Dan Scott (@mrdanielscott) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane quickly becoming top 5 strikers in the world wow what a goal
— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) March 5, 2017
Goal number 18 for Kane this season. Such a machine.
— Adam (@DeGeaoIogy) March 5, 2017
— Adam Rosthorn (@AdamRosthorn) March 5, 2017
⚽️ 2014-15: 31 Goals
⚽️ 2015-16: 28 Goals
⚽️ 2016-17: 24 Goals so far…
“One season wonder” pic.twitter.com/0xsDU9VHuw
— SPORF (@Sporf) March 5, 2017
— Martin (@MPH1982) March 5, 2017
One season wonder ❌
Penalty merchant ❌
Only scores tap-ins ❌
— The Spurs Bible (@The_Spurs_Bible) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane has more goals outside the box than any other player in the league this season? Tap in propaganda takes another L
— Kaj (@THFC_Kaj) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane's last three Premier League seasons:
2014/15 = 21 goals
2015/16 = 25 goals
2016/17 = 19 goals
Still only 23. pic.twitter.com/c833SDvruy
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 5, 2017
Harry Kane has scored more goals in his last 12 games than Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi. #COYS
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) March 5, 2017