Kane’s brace inspires Tottenham to 4-1 rout of West Ham

Johannesburg: Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur claimed an emphatic 4-1 win over West Ham United to close on the Premier League’s top four.

The England striker put the hosts ahead in the 23rd minute before Toby Alderweireld doubled the lead with a clinical header from a corner ten minutes later, Sport 24 reported.

Kane then notched up his second goal of the night before Kyle Walker added a fourth for the home side.

Subsequently, Manuel Lanzini denied the hosts a clean sheet as he netted a consolation goal for West Ham three minutes before the final whistle.

With the win, Tottenham equalled the club record of 12 successive Premier League games without defeat and are fifth in the league standings behind third-place Manchester City and fourth-place Arsenal. (ANI)