Harry Kane scores first Bayern Munich hat-trick in Bochum thrashing

Harry Kane celebrates making it 2-0 to Bayern Munich against Bochum - Harry Kane scores first Bayern Munich hat-trick in Bochum thrashing
Harry Kane has taken little time to find his groove in the Bundesliga - Getty Images/Christof Stache

Harry Kane scored his first Bayern Munich hat-trick and assisted two more as Thomas Tuchel’s side maintained their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season after thrashing Bohcum 7-0.

The England captained scored just minutes after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s early opener with goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Leroy Sane gave them a 4-0 lead at half-time.

Their dominance continued after the break as Kane scored from the spot and assisted Mathys Tel before earning his first hat-trick for Bayern with minutes to go.

Kane’s excellent start with Bayern means he has now scored seven goals in five league matches as the defending Bundesliga champions sit top of the table.

It means the former Tottenham striker now has a better goal record in his first five matches at the club than legend Gerd Muller, Miroslav Klose and Mario Mandžukić who all managed five in five.

He also becomes the second Englishman to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga, after Jadon Sancho netted three in Dortmund’s 6-0 win over Paderborn in 2020.

The hosts threatened early as Manuel Riemann saved from Choupo-Moting in the first minute, but the forward made no mistake the second time after Kingsley Coman squared the ball to him for an easy tap-in just four minutes into the match.

Kane doubled their lead in the 13th minute with a neat finish into the bottom corner and soon had a chance to earn his second but blasted the ball over the bar.

Harry Kane scores from the penalty spot against Bochum - Harry Kane scores first Bayern Munich hat-trick in Bochum thrashing
Kane scores Bayern Munich's fifth goal from the penalty spot - Reuters/Michael Rehle

Sven Ulreich was called into action to make a diving save from Christopher Antwi-Adjei, but Bayern quickly had their third in the 29th minute after Joshua Kimmich’s corner found De Ligt, who thumped a header into the corner.

Another great chance saw Kane thread the ball through to Choupo-Moting, who was denied by Riemann, but the England captain then hit a great pass for Sane, who burst down the centre of the pitch to tuck the ball into the far bottom corner seven minutes before half-time.

Riemann made two crucial saves late in the first half to deny Kane and Coman in quick succession, but the goals kept flowing for Bayern after the break.

Ivan Ordets conceded a penalty after handling the ball in the box and Kane earned his brace in the 54th minute with a low spot-kick beating Riemann.

Coman kept the pressure on, going close a few minutes later with a curling effort clipping the post and Frans Kratzig smashed an effort towards goal forcing Riemann to tip the ball over the bar, but Bayern extended their lead in the 81st minute when Kane found Tel who fired the ball into the far corner.

The former Tottenham man then earned his hat-trick with two minutes of normal time left, getting on the end of a ball from Sane to slot the ball in at the near post.