Harry Kane ends season with Golden Boot, Playmaker awards

Harry Kane ends season with Golden Boot, Playmaker awards

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane scooped the 2020/21 Premier League Golden Boot and Playmaker awards as the season ended on Sunday.

The England captain scored a goal and provided an assist in Tottenham Hotspur's final-day 4-2 victory at Leicester City to secure his historic double awards.

Kane started the final day of the season level with Mohamed Salah on 22 goals in the Golden Boot race, but his first-half strike at Leicester proved decisive.

As the 27-year-old registered his 15th goal in 12 Premier League matches against the Foxes, he became the first player for 22 seasons, and only the third ever, to finish top of both rankings in the Premier League.

According to the Premier League, Andrew Cole managed the feat with Newcastle United in 1993/94, while Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink finished joint-top of both charts for Leeds United in 1998/99.

Kane has now won the Golden Boot three times, becoming only the third player to manage that hat-trick after Premier League Hall of Fame inductees, Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.

While Kane beat Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (22) and Manchester United's playmaker, Bruno Fernandes (18) in the Golden Boot race, he also held on to the Playmaker award despite late pressure from Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian came close to stopping Kane, who was ahead with an assist, after a 14th-minute assist on City 5-0 thumping of Everton as he aimed to win the prize for the third time in four seasons.

But that was not enough to stop the Spurs skipper who cemented the award with an 87th-minute assist for Gareth Bale.

Kane was also helped by his nearest rival Bruno Fernandes, who started the day just one assist behind, being omitted from Manchester United's squad at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the Portuguese rested ahead of Wednesday's UEFA Europa League final.

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