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Gary Lineker's perfect tweets after Harry Kane beats Shearer & Messi records

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So, he's done it.

After years of dominance, Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 36 goals in a calendar year has been beaten by Tottenham's Harry Kane.

England's talisman has also done it fewer games than the Newcastle legend, with his close-range header versus Southampton at Wembley taking him over the line.

It has been a pretty outrageous year for the Spurs marksman, scoring eight hat tricks for the north London side in the year of 2017, with his final one coming in the 5-1 demolition of Southampton.

He is also ahead of Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinsion Cavani in the European scoring charts, with 57 for club and country.

Yes, he really has been that good.

As soon as Kane's header from a Christian Eriksen free-kick hit the back of the net, Twitter literally exploded with congratulatory messages and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker was one of the first on hand.

LINEKER'S TWEET

Brilliant stuff.

Of course, Shearer himself has been one of the main advocates for Kane to break the record and he has also said on numerous occasions that he is the man to match his 260 Premier League goals landmark as well.

Lineker also took time to mention Kane's record in terms of Messi, a player he constantly refers to as the best to ever play the game, after he slotted in his second of the game versus the Saints.

LINEKER'S MESSI-RELATED PRAISE

LINEKER'S TWEET AFTER THE HAT-TRICK

It's quite an amazing feat for a Premier League player, particularly after Kane went the entire month of August without finding the back of the net once.

Of course, what makes Kane's feat of 55 goals in a calendar year more remarkable is the fact that Messi once hit 91 back in 2012.

That's a goal every four days, madness.

England fans will be praying Kane continues his goal scoring ways when the Three Lions travel to Russia for the World Cup this summer.

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If he and Raheem Sterling play anywhere near the level they have shown in the Premier League this season, there may be cause for some optimism.

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Lionel Messi
Football
Alan Shearer
Tottenham Hotspur
Gary Lineker
Premier League

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