Harry Kane passes Lionel Messi in 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, has set a new record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year including netting a hat-trick against Southampton earlier on this week.

The Tottenham striker’s first goal on Boxing Day was his 37th in the Premier League in only 2017, breaking the previous record set by Alan Shearer in 1995 in the year Blackburn Rovers won the title.

It took two decades and two years to break the record Shearer set, and many would be surprised to see that Kane, was the player to end England great record.

With the English international missing his chance to net a single goal in August, the 24-year-old has been formidable again the season scoring a brace against Everton, West Ham, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Stoke before finding the back of the net three times against Southampton earlier this week.

The England star has climbed up the charts of the top scorers in the English league with 18 goals this season, and 39 Premier League goals in all 2017. He currently sits atop Liverpool’s attacker, Mohamed Salah, who is now on 15 goals having scored in his last outing for the Reds against Swansea.

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Kane and his cheap soccer cleats also sit atop Lionel Messi, who has also netted 54 goals this so far, with the English player, who finished his 2017 with 56 goals for club and country in all competitions.

Speaking to The Sun, Shearer said: ‘I was delighted to see Harry Kane beat my Premier League record for goals in a calendar year.

‘Not only has he beaten my calendar-year record in the Premier League, but with his second successive hat-trick yesterday he eclipsed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for goals in all competitions in 2017 for club and country — 57.’

With Manchester City having a strong grip on the title, Tottenham can only fight for the top four in the English Top flight league this season, as the Citizens are showing no chances for slipping up.