Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was surprisingly not on target as his team hit bottom club Sheffield United for four in their Premier League game on Sunday night.
Bale and Son were responsible for all the four goals as England man Kane even failed to grab an assist. Welsh international Bale scored a hattrick for the first time in his second Spurs spell during the game, while South Korea international Son got the other goal. Bale had scored the only goal of the first half to give the hosts a slender lead at the half-time interval before he added two more goals after the break.
Kane was not able to extend his lead in the race for the Golden Boot Award in the Premier League with his ‘no goal’ show at the weekend against the Blades. He leads the race with 21 goals in the competition this season but Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah is hot on his heels as the Egyptian national team talisman has 20 goals.
Significantly, Salah has one more game to level with Kane or even surpass him between now and the rest of the season. Salah was also expected to be in action in the Premier League at the weekend just like Kane until the encounter between his Liverpool team and hosts Manchester United was postponed after fans invaded the pitch before kick-off to protest against the Glazers, owners of Manchester United. To this effect, Salah has five more games to play in the league this season, while Kane has four more games to play if he wants to finish ahead of Salah and win the Golden Boot Award this season.