Hull 1-7 Tottenham: Harry Kane treble secures Golden Boot again
By James Walker-Roberts
Last Updated: 21/05/17 7:04pm
Harry Kane finished as the Premier League's top scorer for the second successive season after scoring a hat-trick as Tottenham thrashed relegated Hull 7-1 on the final day.
The striker, who netted four in a 6-1 win at Leicester on Thursday, followed up with two goals inside the opening 15 minutes at the KCOM Stadium.
Dele Alli made it 3-0 before half-time and, after Sam Clucas pulled a goal back in the 66th minute, Spurs finished with a flourish.
Victor Wanyama headed in before Kane completed his hat-trick and Ben Davies and Toby Alderweireld scored their first Premier League goals of the season.
Kane wins the Golden Boot award with 29 goals, four more than nearest rival Romelu Lukaku.
And the rout concludes another impressive campaign for Spurs, who finish second behind Chelsea on 86 points with just four defeats and a club-record 26 goals conceded.
Hull, meanwhile, drop to the Championship with uncertainty over the future of Marco Silva, who was serenaded by fans throughout the match in a bid to keep him at the club, with talks planned next week.
Spurs lost 5-1 to already relegated Newcastle on the final day last season but were clearly eager to avoid a similar result, with Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier returning to the starting XI.
In potentially his final game in charge of Hull, Silva made six changes, giving goalkeeper David Marshall his first league start since January 2 and including youngsters Josh Tymon and Jarrod Bowen.
But Spurs wasted little time taking control, with Kane firing home from the edge of the box after 11 minutes before tapping in Trippier's pass across goal shortly afterwards to make it 2-0.
The striker then shot wide as Spurs controlled the first half and kept Hull on the defensive.
With Oumar Niasse often isolated, the hosts did not muster a shot on target before half-time and they fell further behind in injury-time as Heung-Min Son pulled back for Alli to finish.
Son was denied by Marshall early in the second half, but the introduction of Kamil Grosicki helped Hull improve and, after Niasse fired over, Clucas pulled a goal back in the 66th minute.
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The strike meant Hugo Lloris could not win the Golden Glove along with Thibaut Courtois, but only served to spring Spurs back into top gear.
Eriksen's volley was brilliantly kept out by Marshall, but the 'keeper could do nothing as Wanyama headed in from a free-kick and Kane then finished after being played in by Alli.
Davies rifled in a shot from the edge of the box in the 85th minute and Alderweireld completed the rout when he volleyed in from Trippier's cross.
Hull: Marshall (5), Ranocchia (4), Dawson (4), Davies (3), Elabdellaoui (4), Huddlestone (4), N'Diaye (4), Tymon (4), Bowen (4), Clucas (6), Niasse (5).
Subs: Robertson (4), Grosicki (5), Elmohamady (5).
Tottenham: Lloris (6), Trippier (7), Alderweireld (8), Vertonghen (6), Davies (8), Dier (7), Wanyama (8), Son (7), Alli (8), Eriksen (8), Kane (9).
Subs: Janssen (5), Sissoko (6), Dembele (5.
Man of the match: Harry Kane.