Harry Kane scored the perfect hat-trick — here’s what that means

Harry Kane celebrates his three goals.

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Harry Kane celebrates his three goals.
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Harry Kane was just giving all the others a head-start.

After failing to net a single goal in August, the Tottenham Hotspur striker has thumped home 11 for club and country in September.

The latest stop on his goal-fest came on Tuesday night in the Champions League, when he scored the perfect hat-trick against Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia.

The formula for the perfect hat-trick is simple: A goal with your left foot, right foot, and one with your head. Here’s how Harry Kane executed.

First, here’s all three goals, courtesy of BT Sport.

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Harry Kane with the perfect Champions League hat-trick.

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1. He latched onto a through-ball from defender Toby Alderweireld to slide home with his left foot.

Harry Kane

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2. Next, midfielder Moussa Sissoko fed Kane from the right. He killed the ball with one touch and swept past Apoel keeper Boy Waterman with his right foot.

Harry Kane

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3. Finally, Kane was again assisted from the right flank – this time from full-back Kieran Trippier. The striker ran onto the ball and nodded home to Waterman’s left-hand side.

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Kane took home the match ball and was even applauded off the field by the Apoel fans.

Harry Kane

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