England global Harry Kane netted his 34th, 35th and 36th league goals of 2017 to equal Shearer's 1995 mark as Spurs thrashed Burnley on Saturday to move up to fifth in the table.
Only Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani have bagged more goals this calendar year - both hitting 50 - whilst Kane's treble sees him return to the top of this season's Premier League goalscoring chart, tied on 15 strikes with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.
"Just going into this game I thought I can get a couple and then there's Southampton to play".
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The Spurs star opened the scoring with a first-half penalty and struck twice after the break to make it 36 league goals in 2017 - equalling the record Shearer set in 1995.
There was a controversial moment in the fourth minute when Dele Alli was booked for a rash challenge on Burnley's Charlie Taylor, which might have resulted in a red card.
"It's a nice present for sure, it was a tough game, we knew it would be a tough game before but we know it could have been a lot more, we missed some good chances".
In the other Premier League games, Brighton pipped Watford 1-0, Southampton drew 1-1 with Huddersfield, Stoke City defeated West Brom 3-1, Swansea City drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace, while West Ham lost 2-3 to Newcastle.
"At home, they are very tough but the three points are massive for us".