INCIDENTS: Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, held at the King Power stadium.
Ben Chilwell pulled one back for the former PL champions nine minutes into the second half as it seemed Leicester were making a comeback, but Tottenham responded with four more goals.
Kane scored 25 times to clinch the golden boot last season and is on course to defend his personal title with Pochettino praising the 23-year-old.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "To be fair when he was injured, other players scored goals, like Son, or (Dele) Alli or (Christian) Eriksen".
He said: "I wanted to get one or two goals at least and take it to the final game".
Top top it all off, after Harry Kane scored his fourth goal of the night and jumped ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot, Leicester fans came out with this...
Spurs have only conceded two goals in their last six Premier League games against Hull City, keeping clean sheets in each of their last two.
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But Pochettino insists Tottenham are not in a position to sell any player who they see as important to the squad. "If they can keep this exciting side together. then they will be even more of a threat next season, assuming they can settle in at Wembley". You know better than me it is so hard.
Third last season despite being Leicester's closest challengers for most of the campaign - or, as the home fans enjoyed chanting in the opening stages, "third in a two-horse race" - Spurs have gone one better this time.
Following a 2-0 victory over Man City on Oct 2, the North London side had to wait for another five games before they finally recorded their next league win.
Any hopes of a Foxes fightback were extinguished soon after as Kane restored their two-goal advantage from a delicious cross from Toby Alderweireld.
Although he may not win the Golden Boot this year, he'll be going all out to score against Everton and then should feature in the FA Cup final too.
The forward has now comfortably surpassed 70 league goals for Tottenham and it was the sort of hunger he showcased against Leicester on Thursday which made it clear why.
"It's hard, the England games are right in the middle of June so I still don't get a whole summer, but it is what it is", said Kane.
But for his well-documented injuries he might well have reached 100 Premier League goals already, but Sturridge is still only 27 and will be in demand if he moves on from Liverpool this summer.