Race for the Golden Boot: Spurs sharp-shooter Harry Kane revelling in goal rush

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is loving his duel with Leicester City forward and England team mate Jamie Vardy for the Premier League golden boot this season.

Kane, who finished runner-up in the scoring charts last season with 21, netted twice in Sunday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa to take his tally to 19 goals, level with top scorer Vardy and just ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku (18) and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (16).

"It's good fun. It's good competition, to be up there and fighting for the golden boot. There's a few people going for it during the run-in," the 22-year-old told British media.

Race for the Golden Boot: Spurs sharp-shooter Harry Kane revelling in goal rush

File photo of Harry Kane. Reuters

"I'm sure Jamie was watching our game and he'll want to go and score a couple. It's good competition - it's what keeps you alive. So we'll see what happens at the end of the season."

Spurs, who trail the Foxes in the table by five points with eight games left to play, host German side Borussia Dortmund in the last-16 of the Europa League on Thursday and face Bournemouth in the league three days later.

Kane was hailed as "unbelievable" after the England striker's 21st and 22nd goals of the season inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a routine win at hapless Aston Villa on Sunday that boosted their Premier League title ambitions.

Kane ended Villa's resistance in the space of three minutes either side of halftime, taking his tally to 18 goals in his last 20 league appearances, assisted on each occasion by a superb delivery from Dele Alli.

Kane's double left a delighted Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino to enthuse in an interview with BBC: "Harry Kane is an unbelievable guy who works hard for the team. I am very pleased for him."


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Updated Date: Mar 15, 2016 15:53:01 IST

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