After yet another masterclass in finishing from Tottenham’s Harry Kane, the striker looks destined to make a significant impact for England at this summer’s European Championships, especially with teammate Dele Alli in tow.
An exquisite curling effort from Kane opened the Britannia Stadium floodgates, as Spurs routed Stoke 4-0 to pile some much-needed pressure on Leicester at the Premier League summit.
Kane would go on to notch a brace, as would Alli, with the former taking his league tally to 24 for the season.
That’s now two clear of Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, whose own chances of topping the charts have been seriously hampered by reports he looks likely to miss two of the last four Foxes assignments due to suspension.
The Spurs hotshot is three ahead of Sergio Aguero, albeit the Manchester City man has taken a game less.
In the circumstances, Kane’s odds to finish the season as the Premier League’s top scorer have now shrunk to a 2015/16 low of 1/3. (Having been tipped up by this writer to come good at 25/1 back in September.)
Alongside 20-year-old revelation Alli, the pair are the attacking heartbeat of this title-challenging Spurs outfit and England fans will be hoping that is replicated at Euro 2016.
This cohesion at club level is invaluable at a big tournament and as the Lilywhites duo have shown over the last two England games, they are well capable against the continent’s cream.
Both played leading roles in beating Euro 2016 favourites France and world champions Germany for Roy Hodgson’s men.
While the Chingford native will be certain to flourish from an Alli-led supply line, two seasons scoring in excess of 20 Premier League goals flags up his abilities to make goals from nothing as well.
Putting everything into the mix, Kane looks a tantalising price at 18/1 to top the Euro 2016 scoring charts with a record of four goals in 10 caps to date.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.