Tottenham star Kane equals Shearer's Premier League goalscoring record with Burnley hat-trick

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The England striker has now scored 36 league goals in 2017, which is the same amount the Newcastle legend managed in 1995

Tottenham star Harry Kane equalled Alan Shearer's record for most goals scored in a calendar year after netting a hat-trick against Burnley.

The striker has now scored 36 times in the English top flight in 2017 - the same number Newcastle United legend Shearer managed in 1995.

Kane scored a first-half penalty against Burnley before finding the back of the net twice after the break to achieve the feat.

The England international - who started the game on 33 goals - moved above Thierry Henry (34 in 2004) and Robin van Persie (35 in 2011) en route to levelling up with Shearer.

Alan Shearer

Kane, 24, will have the chance to set the all-time record when Tottenham take on Southampton in the league on Boxing Day.

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The hat-trick against Burnley was also his seventh for Spurs in 2017 - with five of those coming in the Premier League and one apiece in the Champions League and FA Cup.

Only PSG hitman Edinson Cavani and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi (50 each) have scored more club goals in Europe's top five leagues in all competitions in 2017 than Kane, who has 46.

Kane's hat-trick helped inspire Tottenham to a big victory over high-flying Burnley on Saturday with Mauricio Pochettino's men leapfrogging rivals Arsenal into fifth in the table in the process.

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