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  • Harry Kane scores 37th goal of 2017 to break Alan Shearer's record.
  • Kane nets second to eclipse Lionel Messi as highest scorer in Europe this year.
  • Dele Alli curls home eighth goal of the season after the break.
  • Son Heung-Min strokes home from Alli's pass.
  • Sofiane Boufal slams home after Hugo Lloris error.
  • Chipped finish sees Kane complete hat-trick.
  • Dusan Tadic nets after another Lloris calamity.
  • Tottenham go fourth temporarily after they beat Southampton.

Well that brings an end to our live blog from this game at Wembley. Harry Kan grabs the headline once again with a breath-taking display.

We have seven more games to get your teeth into this Boxing Day, so head over to our live blog here for coverage of the six 3pm kick-offs, before Liverpool face Swansea at 5:30pm. I look forward to seeing you on the other wise.

Full time: Tottenham 5-2 Southampton

A day that will belong to Harry Kane. He scores his eighth hat-trick of 2017 and beats Alan Shearer's 22-year Premier League record for most goals in a calendar year. Lionel Messi is also left for dust this year. Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min also got in on the act for Tottenham.

Southampton struck twice late on but by then they were out of sight and had it not been for Hugo Lloris then they might have nothing to show for this shambolic display. Really poor from Mauricio Pellegrino's side, who are heading for a relegation battle if this form continues.

Into three added minutes at Wembley. Time for more goals?

GOAL! Tottenham 5-2 Southampton (Dusan Tadic)

A second blotch on this afternoon for Spurs as Hugo Lloris again makes an error. The Frenchman palms out a corner unconvincingly and he falls to Tadic who knocks it back towards goal and Lloris can only tip the ball into the corner.

Shane Long is destined to end his long run without a goal but Jan Vertonghen sticks out a leg and turns the ball over his own bar from three yards out. Brilliant defending and Long remains without his goal. Kane has scored 50 since his last one.

GOAL! Tottenham 5-1 Southampton (Harry Kane)

Make that 39 for 2017, 96 in the Premier League for Tottenham and 56 in all competitions for Harry Kane, not to mention an eighth treble of the year. Kane is played through on goal, allows Yoshida to go to ground before chipping the ball over Forster. Delightful deft finish.

GOAL! Tottenham 4-1 Southampton (Sofiane Boufal)

While we're talking about overrated goalkeepers, Hugo Lloris is right up there. The Frenchman makes a gaff here as he allows Boufal's shot to creep underneath him and beat him at the near post.

Son Heung-Min has to be one of the most improved Premier League players around.

Harry Kane steers home his 55th goal of the year.

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Harry Kane inches away from that hat-trick volleying wide on the run from Eriksen. Still 30 minutes left to get it.

GOAL! Tottenham 4-0 Southampton (Son Heung-Min)

Southampton are crumbling like an overdone Christmas pudding here. Nathan Redmond gives the ball away in the Tottenham final third and Alli runs forwards and feeds Son who slots into the corner.

GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 Southampton (Dele Alli)

Just as Southampton threaten to get back into the game Spurs put them out of sight. Alli arcs a shot from outside the box beyond Forster and into the far corner. Just his second league goal in 16 games, and a much-needed one.

OFF THE BAR! Better from Southampton and he almost halve the advantage as Lemina cracks one from 20 yards which beats Lloris and smashes against the woodwork.

Shane Long has gone 33 games without a goal for club and country and when he goes through on goal he looks no closer to breaking that run. Eric Dier's mistake lets him in but the Irishman slips as he shoots, kicking the ball into his standing leg and Lloris makes an easy save.

Players out for the second half at Wembley. Teddy Sheringham's 95 goals for Tottenham in the Premier League is the next landmark for Harry Kane, and he needs two to equal that.

Second period under way.

Half-time: Tottenham 2-0 Southampton

A half which has belonged to Harry Kane. Two more goals for the England man takes his 2017 tally to 55 in all competitions and 37 in the Premier League, seeing him eclipse Lionel Messi and Alan Shearer's respective feats in the process.

Southampton have not offered anything going forward and bar a wayward Danny Rose header back to Hugo Lloris which hit the post Spurs have been untroubled. I'd be worried for Saints in the second half.

Son Heung-Min looks destined to make it three but is taken out by Stephens. Doesn't look like the defender gets the ball and with Graham Scott behind play he waves away appeals for a penalty. That should have been Kane's chance for a first half hat-trick.

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Southampton (Harry Kane)

The answer is emphatically yes. Harry Kane gets his 55th goal of the season and goes one clear of Lionel Messi for goals in 2017. A fine move involving Alli and Son sees the ball rolled across to Kane to converts from about three yards. Saints have been so bad it has been embarrassing.

Looks like many have lost sight of why we are here this afternoon.

So Harry Kane has ticked one record off this afternoon, and that goal also took him level on goals with Lionel Messi in 2017 with 54.

He now has just under an hour to go in this game to go above the Argentine and become the highest scorer in Europe this year. Just underlines what a year it has been for the 24-year-old.

Harry Kane's name up in lights at Wembley.

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The moment Harry Kane made history at Wembley.

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Eriksen fires a cross across the six-yard area but Kane nor Son can get around to it in time to make contact. Southampton desperately poor here.

A message of congratulations from Alan Shearer upon his 22-year record being beaten.

Spurs almost give their lead away straight away as Lloris saves from Boufal and when Rose goes go head the loose ball back to the 'keeper he spills it and the France captain has to knock it onto the post before retrieving the ball.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Southampton (Harry Kane)

Boxing Day is a record-breaking day for Harry Kane. He scores his 37th Premier League goal of 2017 to beat Alan Shearer's record and few will have been simpler. Christian Eriksen' curls a free-kick in from the left and Kane heads unmarked into an empty net.

Dele Alli involved in another controversial incident, though I think he is innocent on this occasion.

He loses the ball in the corner as Southampton win it back and in his attempts to regain possession he catches Jack Stephens with a glancing elbow which leaves the youngster in pain.

The movement towards Stephens looked natural however so you can't claim there was any intent there. Referee Graham Scott didn't even stop the game.

Dele Alli and Oriol Romeu battle for possession early on.

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This is a dreadfully poor game, albeit we are only 13 minutes in. Both sides just feeding off the mistakes of their opponents.

Dele Alli sums up that start by blazing a volley over the bar when he would have been better off bringing it down and finding a team-mate.

I don't mean to make this sound like I am targetting Fraser Forster but he is the worst goalkeeper in the Premier League.

He gives Tottenham some unnecessary encouragement but palming out a Son Heung-Min cross, which Aurier turns goalwards and Hoedt clears the danger.

Southampton offering possession back to Spurs in attacking positions on a regular basis and it almost leads to the opening goal as Eric Dier's effort is beaten out awkwardly by Forster. More uncertain keeping.

Hugo Lloris turns 31 today and he is into the action early as he punches away an early Southampton free-kick. Quite start as Tottenham's temporary home.

Under way at Wembley. Southampton playing in a rather nifty blue and black-striped kit.

Players out at what is a half-full Wembley. Boxing Day and this not being a blue ribbon fixture has probably hurt the attendance for this game.

Southampton head out to warm-up at Wembley.

So can the Premier League golden boot winner, a scorer of over half a century of goals in 2017 and seven-time hat-trick scorer this year add another achievement to what has been a superb 12 months?

Harry Kane is level with Alan Shearer on 36 Premier League goals for the year and will go above the former Newcastle and Blackburn marksman if he nets in his final game of the year this afternoon.

No match on New Year's Eve for Spurs, so this is Kane's last chance to take the record for himself. But can he do it?

Spurs head out to warm-up before kick-off. 'Warm' being the operative word, despite the sunshine.

Remember we have seven other games to get tucked into this afternoon, including Manchester United and Chelsea in action from 3pm and Liverpool hosting Swansea from 5:30pm. Assuming you haven't decided to take on the Boxing Day sales you'll struggle to have a better day than consuming all the sport.

The sun is out on this Boxing Day and Wembley looks an absolute picture.

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We might get a pretty good idea who had a good Christmas, and who restrained themselves on the big day.

Premier League players pay something in the region of £65,000-a-year for personal chefs to make their meals, but will they have been enlisted yesterday?

Alternatively, if you're Charlie Austin who is banned for the next three games and not involved today you probably went back for seconds.

The English football schedule kicking itself in the foot again.

A good omen for Tottenham fans.

Southampton's players prepare for the game. They start the game just three points above the relegation zone.

Eight points seperate Tottenham from second place Manchester United so they can afford no slips up if they want to push pressure on Jose Mourinho's side and champions Chelsea, who are third just five points ahead.

The top three all avoid a play-off to qualify for the Champions League of course, and that has to be the aim for the north Londoners now.

But what appears more likely is they become involved in a scrap for that fourth position with Liverpool and Arsenal, and it will be all about consistency between now an the end of the season.

The view from inside the Spurs dressing room before kick-off.


Some surprising news from the Championship....

Harry Winks is on the bench for Tottenham after an ankle injury kept him out against Burnley.

For Southampton, Virgil van Dijk is again left out of the 18 amid speculation over his future. Maya Yoshida captains the side.

Four changes for Southampton from the draw with Huddersfield.

Shane Long replaces the suspended Charlie Austin in the one enforced change. Oriol Romeu and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg come into the midfield, while Sofiane Boufal replaces Dusan Tadic.

Two changes for Tottenham from the win over Burnley.

Danny Rose and Mousa Dembele come in for Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko.

And the teams are in from Wembley.

#THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 26, 2017

The teams are in!

Here's the #SaintsFC side for this afternoon's meeting with #THFC:

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 26, 2017

Chance to redeem yourself if you brought a poor Christmas present for a loved one.

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Teams should be with us in a minute or so. Will Harry Kane get the chance to sign off in 2017 by eclipsing Alan Shearer's goalscoring record?

Hope that Southampton can spring a surprise at Tottenham comes in the form of victory at the home of the north London as recently as last year. Steven Davis scored twice to beat Spurs at White Hart Lane in May 2016 as their title challenge faded.

However, it is Saints' only win at Tottenham in 14 years and given their recent run and the absence of Austin, you fear for them today.

Southampton have also made the trip to the national stadium.

Teams arriving at Wembley. Which given everything that comes with Christmas Day is reassuring.

I hope this Boxing Day morning is treating you well. If you have successfully steered away from the left-overs, in-laws and countless packs of socks I applaud you. If not, hopefully we can improve your mood this afternoon for eight games from the Premier League.

We start at Wembley as Southampton take the [relatively] short trip to north London to face Spurs. The team news should be with us in a mater of moments, but how might both sides line up?

Tottenham are awaiting to see whether Eric Dier has recovered from a calf problem. Otherwise, the likes of Harry Winks, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Erik Lamela could all return.

Southampton are missing Charlie Austin after he was banned for three games for an act of violent conduct against Huddersfield. Cedric Soares and Ryan Bertrand are injury doubts.

Harry Kane is within touching distance of another record. After claiming a hat-trick in Tottenham's 3-0 win over Burnley - his seventh for Spurs in 2017 - he is level with Alan Shearer on 36 for the most goals scored in a calendar year in the Premier League.

One more today against a Southampton side who have been woeful on the road this season and Kane will have the record for himself, one of several he is hoping to wrestle away from Mr Shearer.

Saints may have other ideas but their record on the road has been dreadful and they average less than a goal a game under Mauricio Pellegrino. They will today be without leading scorer Charlie Austin due to suspension.

All the build-up and team news ahead of the 12:30pm kick-off on the way.