A review of Saturday's Barclays Premier League action as Tottenham drew 1-1 with Liverpool and Newcastle lost 3-2 to Norwich.
Managerless Aston Villa slumped to another humiliating defeat as their slide towards relegation from the Barclays Premier League continued with a 4-0 home thrashing by Chelsea.
The latest miserable chapter in Villa's season - in which they also had Alan Hutton sent off for two bookable offences - began as Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit much-changed Chelsea's opener with a deflected shot.
The almost forgotten Alexandre Pato marked his Blues debut with his side's second from the penalty spot before the interval and Pedro added two more in the second half.
Kevin De Bruyne made a goalscoring return from injury as fourth-placed Manchester City arrested their recent slump with a comprehensive 4-0 win at Bournemouth.
City struck through Fernando after just seven minutes and soon doubled the lead as De Bruyne, returning to action after a two-month lay-off, finished after good work from Sergio Aguero and David Silva.
Aguero made it 3-0 after just 19 minutes and Fernandinho hit the bar soon after, but the fourth did not come until Aleksandar Kolarov found the net in stoppage time.
West Ham had Cheikhou Kouyate controversially sent off as their top-four challenge was dented by a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Upton Park.
The Hammers had fought back to lead by responding to Damien Delaney's header with a Manuel Lanzini equaliser and another sublime free-kick from Dimitri Payet.
But the course of the game changed as a Kouyate challenge on Dwight Gayle was deemed worthy of a red card. Gayle later pounced on a poor West Ham clearance to snaffle an equaliser.
Swansea fought back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw at Stoke.
Kane's sixth in the last four Premier League matches set a new club Premier League record of 22 in a season but individual accolades will count for nothing if they fall short in their ultimate quest.
Martin Olsson hit a dramatic late winner as Norwich snatched a dramatic 3-2 win in their relegation battle with Newcastle at Carrow Road.
Rafael Benitez's side looked to have grabbed at least a point - and were pressing for a winner themselves - after Aleksandar Mitrovic struck his second of the game from the penalty spot after 86 minutes.
But Olsson had the final say moments after John Ruddy had produced a fine save to deny Papiss Cisse - who also missed a sitter - at the other end.
Norwich's earlier goals came from Timm Klose and Dieumerci Mbokani either side of Mitrovic's first equaliser.