Harry Kane ended his free-scoring September in fitting fashion as his brace helped Tottenham to a 4-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town.
The England striker has been sensational since the turn of the month and went into Saturday’s contest at the John Smith’s Stadium with 11 goals in September, including five in the last two games, and he wasted little time in adding to that number.
He pounced on a defensive lapse to open the scoring inside 10 minutes and, after Ben Davies had capitalised on further poor work at the back to make it 2-0, Kane found the net for the 13th time this month to put the game well beyond doubt just 23 minutes in.
A stunning bending effort from the edge of the area made it 3-0, Kane’s tally for September matching the best totals of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in a calendar month.
His 36 goals in 2017 are 12 more than any other Premier League player and only Messi can boast more in the top five European leagues.
Moussa Sissoko added late gloss to the scoreline with his first league goal for Tottenham.
The victory sends Mauricio Pochettino’s men at least temporarily third in the table, while Huddersfield’s fifth top-flight game without a win serves as a stark reminder of the challenge David Wagner’s side have ahead of them as they bid to remain among the elite.