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July 25 2017, 08:43 | Irvin Gilbert

Burnley's Kevin Long was among a handful of Irish players who started in the Premier League yesterday. Source Tim Goode

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Defender Kyle Walker has been the subject of much speculation this season in recent weeks.

"It's the first time I've scored four goals and it's a big moment to do it". From then there was only one team in it and they looked like scoring every time and I have to take some responsibility for that.

"Of course. You know better than me it is so hard", the Argentine boss told Sky Sports when asked whether his transfer targets have to be different to those of his rivals.

"The players must feel they are part of us and want to share in our success".

'We are so, so calm about our key players. We are building a very exciting project and there is no reason for players like Harry to leave.

Just as the two teams thought it would finish 5-1, Kane came up with his fourth goal of the match to take his tally to 26 this season in the Premier League.

Foreshadowing their imminent goal spree, Tottenham started with a swagger and almost took the lead when Kane's pass picked out Son, only for Chilwell to deny him with a last-ditch block. Interim Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare saw his side roll over on Thursday.

Leicester were on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris as Tottenham dominated possession without a serious opening until Son wasted a glorious one after 15 minutes.

Kane opened the scoring for the Lilywhites midway through the first half before Son Heung-min added a second before half-time. With Fuchs trailing behind, Son teed up Kane to sweep in from six yards.

It was nearly two with their next attack as Alli saw his header from a Ben Davies cross well-saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Although Leicester had a penalty appeal rejected after Toby Alderweireld collided with Vardy, Tottenham were proving impossible to subdue and the visitors doubled their lead in the 36th minute.

The England striker began the night on 22 league goals, but after a remarkable performance at the King Power Stadium, the 23-year-old ended the evening on 26 strikes.

Leicester responded shortly before the hour mark as Ben Chilwell kept his cool, taking advantage of Hugo Lloris haring out of his goal, to stab the ball through a cluster of Tottenham players and into an unguarded net. Spurs' keeper, Lloris, had rushed out of his box to clear the ball.

The two play will be on opposing sides at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, while Kane and Spurs go to Hull.

It left Shakespeare unsure whether the humbling defeat would affect his chances of staying in the role for next season as Claudio Ranieri's permanent successor in charge of Leicester. Let me remind you that in the last round, TTX hosted MJ and scored a 2: 1 victory in his last match at White Hart Lane.



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