FOUR goals from Harry Kane and two from Son Heung-min helped Tottenham to a 6-1 battering of Leicester City in their penultimate Premier League match of the season on Thursday.
England international Kane moved to 26 in the top flight for this season putting him two ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot standings – while Son took his tally to 21 goals in all competitions in the emphatic victory.
The hammering puts Spurs on 83 points for 2016-17, three more than Leicester managed when they were crowned champions last term.
Son and Kane combined to put Spurs ahead before the South Korea star made it 2-0 as half-time approached with a well-taken volley.
Ben Chilwell gave Leicester some hope with his first Premier League goal, but a Kane header and a brilliant Son finish ended the Foxes’ resistance.
Kane then struck twice in the closing stages to seal the dominant win for Mauricio Pochettino’s swashbuckling side.
Elsewhere, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hopeful Roberto Firmino can return to bolster his forward line for the final-day clash with Middlesbrough in the Premier League.
Victory over their relegated opponents will guarantee a top-four spot for Liverpool, who did not feature in Europe this season.
Klopp’s men won 4-0 at West Ham as Firmino nursed a knock last time out but the Brazilian would be a welcome addition, having registered 12 goals in all competitions this term.
Liverpool will once again be without Captain Jordan Henderson, who has not featured since February’s 2-0 win over Tottenham due to a foot injury.
Nevertheless, Klopp is not concerned over the England midfielder’s long-term fitness prospects and praised his continued influence upon the Liverpool squad.
Asked about Firmino’s progress at a pre-match news
conference, Klopp replied: “Very positive’.
“He has an unbelievable important role, not only on the pitch but in the dressing room, here at Melwood. He’s always here and we will not be without him on Sunday.
“There are no concerns. The only problem was the season was a little bit too short for him to come back.” Klopp ended