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Kane scores 3 on last day, wins 2nd Golden Boot

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He just keeps getting better, doesn’t he?

Tottenham forward Harry Edward Kane scored a hat-trick to help Spurs thrash relegated Hull City 7-1 at KCOM Stadium to win his second straight Premier League Golden Boot award.

The 23-year-old finished with 29 goals this season, beating out Everton’s Romelu Lukaku, who had 25 goals, and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, who had 24. Chelsea forward Diego Costa and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero round out the top-five with 20 goals scored each.

“For me, Harry [Kane] is amazing for the team, scoring goals and is one of the best strikers in the world,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino of his attacker.

Kane won the Golden Boot with 25 goals last season, and his 21-goal season in 2015 was a runner-up to Aguero’s 26 goals for City.

BLAZING SPUR

Kane, who played for a number of Championship squads, broke out in the 2015 term when he scored 21 goals in 34 games, for a ratio of 0.62. He improved on that record last season when he had 25 goals in 38 games for a ratio of 0.66.

He missed a huge chunk of games because of a recurring injury but still shown flashes of improvement, as his tally of 29 goals to 30 games is good for a 0.97 ratio, which is best in Golden Boot winners’ history. Only Luis Suarez (Liverpool, 2014) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, 2008) touched 0.90 in goals-to-game ratio as golden boot winners.

Kane also joins an elite list of repeat Golden Boot winners: Thierry Henry (4 times), Alan Shearer (3), Michael Owen (2), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (2), Didier Drogba (2), Robin Van Persie (2).

HOW AND WHO?

Helped by Delle Alli, Christian Eriksen, and Pochettino’s tactics, Kane enjoys being the center of the attack and scored on 16 fixtures this season, including six away matches.

He had four games with hat-tricks, and he smashed four past Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Aside from the Tigers (another away game hat-trick) and the Foxes, he also scored a hat-trick in their 4-0 home win over Stoke City and their 4-0 home win over West Brom.

Kane scored twice in their 3-2 home win over Everton, scored two goals in their 3-2 win against West Ham and another two in their 5-0 demolition of Swansea City at home. He also scored two goals in their 4-1 win at Watford.