KANE WINS GOLDEN BOOT AWARD
TottenhamHotspur striker Harry Kane has won the Golden Boot Award in the Premier League for this season after his goal in the away game at Leicester City on Sunday. His strike propelled his team to a 4-2 win at the expense of a Leicester City side that had to beat Spurs to have any chance of qualifying for Champions League football and not Europa League football in the new season.
England national team skipper Kane had been in a close battle with Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah for the Golden Boot Award ahead of the final Premier League day for this season on Sunday. He would go on to take the award for the third time in his career thanks to the goal he scored in the Leicester City game.
Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy gave his team the lead in the first half from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the Spurs box by defender Toby Alderweireld. The Foxes were good value for the lead until Kane equalisedto ensure that the two teams went into the break on level terms.
Retired England international Vardy scored again from the penalty spot at the start of the second half to edge the Foxes ahead for the second time in the game.At the time of the goal, Leicester City were on course to seal a place in the Champions League only for Spurs to strike back three times in the final quarter of the game to record an impressive win and send their opponents to the Europa League.
England international Kane played his part in those three goals as he laid on the assist for the second of the three goals scored by substitute Gareth Bale. Bale put Spurs 3-2 up after Leicester City shot stopper Kasper Schmeichel had put through his own net for their second equaliser. Bale then wrapped up the game in the final moments to secure European football for his team ahead of North London rivals Arsenal.
England man Kane finished the season with 23 goals, while Liverpool talisman Salah had 22 goals after he failed to score in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at home as the Reds secure third place on the league table and Champions League football. Salah provided an assist for the second of the two goals scored by fellow African star Sadio Mane.