A Harry hat-trick makes Kane favourite to win the Golden Boot as Spurs win a dramatic seven goal thriller at the Lane. Joe Dyer rounds up that and the best betting stories of the day in the Premier League…
Backed at 1000.0n/a to land the Premier League Golden Boot, Harry Kane is now 2.35/4 favourite to win that prize after a 25.024/1 hat-trick against Leicester today.
The young Spurs forward received his first call-up to the England squad this week and marked the achievement in the perfect way as Tottenham got their Premier League groove back following last weekend’s dispiriting defeat at Old Trafford.
And it was a good thing they did as the other three teams in the top seven playing today all won.
Manchester City put a bad week behind them with a comfortable home win over 10-man West Brom in the early kick-off while an Olivier Giroud brace powered Arsenal to a 2-1 away win over Newcastle. Southampton were always fancied to get the better of Burnley but had to cope with the loss of keeper Fraser Forster after just 13 minutes. They did that without conceding in a 2-0 home win.
City 1.041/25 and Arsenal 1.132/15 are short odds-on to finish in the Champions League positions while Spurs and Southampton are nearing double figure odds at 9.28/1.
Today’s drama was all at White Hart Lane, where Spurs were quickly 2-0 up against the league’s bottom team thanks to a swift Kane brace. This Tottenham team is brittle though, and it wasn’t surprising that the Foxes managed to get on the scoresheet before the first half was out.
And it wasn’t that shocking when Nigel Pearson’s side levelled matters midway through the second half. Spurs edged ahead through Kane’s third, this time from the penalty spot, and a defensive mix-up led to their fourth.
Leicester, who knocked Tottenham out of the FA Cup with a win at White Hart Lane, ensured there were some sweaty palms in the home crowd with a third very late on, but Spurs held on. Over 6.5 Goals was backed at 32.031/1.
With 19 goals to his name Kane is now 2.3211/8 favourite to finish as the Premier League’s top goalscorer, having been backed at 1000.0n/a. Diego Costa (18 goals) can be backed at 3.1511/5 while 17-goal Sergio Aguero, scoreless in City’s 3-0 win, trades at 3.7511/4.
In the day’s other games, 11.010/1 Crystal Palace came from behind to win at Stoke, while Swansea scored late on to defeat Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa. Bafetimbi Gomis‘ late goal ensure in-play Swans backers got rewarded at a high of 12.011/1.