Soccer-Unstoppable Kane helps Tottenham to cut Chelsea’s lead

* Kane doubled Tottenham’s lead after 56 minutes

* Tottenham host Southampton on March 19, Everton host West Brom on March 11 (Adds Koeman quote)

March 5 (Reuters) – Harry Kane’s superb scoring streak continued as Tottenham Hotspur survived some late nerves to beat Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane on Sunday and cut Chelsea‘s lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points.

Kane went to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with a goal in each half to take his tally for the season to 19 — one more than Everton’s Romelu Lukaku whose 80th-minute goal sparked a lively finale.

Second-placed Tottenham’s ninth consecutive home league victory took them to 56 points from 27 games. Chelsea, who face a tricky London derby at West Ham United on Monday, have 63.

Tottenham’s fans ironically sang: “He’s just a one-season wonder” as England striker Kane made it 14 goals since the turn of the year in all competitions, a burst that included two hat-tricks in his last three appearances.

“I wanted that third goal and I had chances which I should have scored. It would have been another matchball but delighted with the win,” Kane said.

“It was a nervy end. It’s an important win, we should have won by more but it’s another step closer to the top of the table. We want West Ham to win against Chelsea tomorrow; we don’t normally say that.”

Despite Kane’s marksmanship, it still needed a…