The numbers behind Harry Kane's first Premier League hat-trick

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The Tottenham Hotspur striker wowed White Hart Lane against Premier League strugglers Leicester City.

Tottenham's Harry Kane was in sensational form in the club's 4-3 win over Leicester on Saturday, netting his first Premier League hat trick to celebrate his recent international call-up.

Crazily, Sky Sports pundit and Arsenal legend Paul Merson questioned whether Kane would be focused on performing for his club against the Foxes, with an England debut on the horizon.

How little Merson must have watched the Spurs man if he thought Kane was the kind of player that would give anything but his all for the club he grew up at and supported as a boy.

The mixture of Kane's strength, work ethic and skill were very much on display at White Hart Lane. Several moments where he was in possession and on the receiving end of a strong challenge for the ball saw the young striker regain control through sheer muscle and determination.

  TeamGoalsTotal Scoring AttTouchesAccurate PassDribble Past OpponentGround Duel WonAerial Duel  WonMins Played
Harry Kane Tottenham 3 4 62 25 2 8 3 90

The 21-year-old was successful in most parts of his game, boasting a superb conversion rate of three goals from four attempts, and an impressive amount of touches and accurate passes when compared to other strikers.

Unsurprisingly, Kane again put himself about, winning duels for possession throughout the game and finding himself one of the league's best centre forwards in this category, winning possession eight times it what was a highly competitive game. Kane also held his own against Leicester captain Wes Morgan, winning 50% of his aerial duels.

With Roy Hodgson having taken charge of an Under-21 match in which Kane played in 2013, he may well be astonished at the forward's improvements when the youngster meets up with England's top players for the first time next week, and it wouldn't be a surprise to anyone if the Tottenham star makes a significant contribution in his country's upcoming games.

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