Harry Kane scored either side of half-time to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-0 lead over Aston Villa, and subject the Premier League’s basement side to a pretty humiliating statistic.
The England international striker finished smartly past Brad Guzan with his left foot on 45 minutes, after Dele Alli had intelligently picked him out with a quickly-taken free-kick.
And he then sent Spurs firmly on their way to a first victory in three top-flight games with another a few minutes after the restart, after a flowing move opened up the home defence.
Alli picked up another assist at the end of it. His pass across the box may have been meant for Erik Lamela, but it went behind the Argentine and Kane poked home with his right foot.
After a slow start to the season, Kane now has 19 Premier League goals for the season, all since September. Aston Villa as a collective have only 18 during the same period. Ouch.
The 22-year-old is now level with Jamie Vardy at the top of the league’s scoring charts. This double could take Spurs to within two points of Vardy’s Leicester City at the top of the table.
Villa, meanwhile, are on course to remain nine points adrift of safety. With statistics like the one above, it is hardly a surprise that the Championship next season is almost an inevitability.
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