LEICESTER, England Ė Harry Kane scored four goals on Thursday to lead Tottenham Hotspur to a 6-1 victory over Leicester City, last seasonís surprise Premier League winners.
There was little at stake for Spurs, who have a lock on second place, but no chance of catching Chelsea for the title.
For Leicester, the home match at King Power Stadium represented an opportunity to climb over Bournemouth into 10th place, though even that would be the lowest-ever finish for a defending Premier League champion.
The Foxes created the first threat on goal, a Jamie Vardy shot that was handled by Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.
Kane scored his first of the night in the 25th minute, with an assist from Son Heung-min, who put the visitors ahead 2-0 in the 36th minute with a shot from the 18-yard line.
It seemed that Leicester might make a contest of it when a poor clearance by Lloris allowed defender Ben Chilwell to pull one back for the hosts just before the hour mark.
Instead, the Foxes conceded four more goals over the next 30 minutes, three to Kane and another to Son.
Kane boosted his season total to a league-leading 26 goals, two more than Evertonís Romelu Lukaku and three better than Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal, with one match left to play.