The England striker was the star of the show for Spurs, who clinched their first league victory in a month at the expense of Bournemouth, who were not helped by goalkeeper Artur Boruc as they conceded five goals for the second successive game.

Bournemouth 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur

Bournemouth 1-5 Tottenham Hotspur

Eddie Howe's side entered the game on the back of a 5-1 defeat at Manchester City and got off to the perfect start as Matt Ritchie fired them ahead inside the first minute.

With just over 50 seconds on the clock, Spurs failed to clear a Charlie Daniels cross and Ritchie buried a shot in the bottom corner for his second Premier League goal.

But before long Spurs were awarded a penalty as Kane drew a needless foul from Boruc and the 22-year-old took the spot kick himself, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to end a run of six games without a goal.

There was a touch of fortune as Spurs scored twice again before half time. Danny Rose's effort deflected kindly for Mousa Dembele who showed excellent composure to find the bottom corner on 17 minutes before a dropped cross from Boruc allowed Erik Lamela to tap in from close range.

Bournemouth almost pulled a goal back before the break as Mark Pugh saw a shot cleared off the line and Joshua King's curling effort came back off the post.

But Spurs ended any hopes of a comeback after 56 minutes when Christian Eriksen picked out Kane to volley home his second and the visitors' fourth.

Kane rounded off the scoring after 63 minutes courtesy of another error from Boruc, the Bournemouth goalkeeper spilling a shot into the striker's path to bundle the ball over the line for his second Spurs hat-trick.

Christian Eriksen almost made it six with a thumping 30-yard strike which came back off the post but the result was decided a long way before then.

Spurs move up to sixth in the Premier League, five points adrift of leaders Manchester City, while Bournemouth sit one place and two points above the bottom three.