Harry Kane grabbed his second hat-trick in two games to break the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year. In the process, Tottenham thrashed Southampton at Wembley, beating the visitors 5-2.
Kane's 37th league goal of 2017 arrived in the 22 minute as the Spurs and England striker headed home from a Christian Eriksen set-piece, surpassing Alan Shearer's record held since 1995 during his time at Blackburn.
Kane's next two came just before and after half-time, bringing his total for both club and country this year to 56, two more than Barcelona and Argentina striker, Lionel Messi.
Spurs, meanwhile, replace Liverpool in fourth place in the table, with the Reds playing Swansea in Tuesday's late kick-off.
Speaking about his 22-year record being taken, Shearer tweeted: "You've had a magnificent 2017, Harry Kane. You deserve to hold the record of most Premier League goals in a calendar year. Well done and keep up the good work."
This is how Harry Kane did it:
Spurs now have five wins from their past six matches in all competitions, and Pochettino wants their form to continue into 2018.
"We are ambitious but I am happy that we finished the year in a very good way," he said.
"For next year? We must win – win every game. The mentality is so important for us."