Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane scored twice in its 4-2 victory over Heidenheim on Saturday to lift it provisionally into top spot in the Bundesliga while extending his own record-breaking scoring run in Germany.
Kane, who has now bagged 21 goals in 15 matches in the Bundesliga and the Champions League for Bayern, opened his account in the 14th minute with a superb turn and shot in the box.
The England captain then struck again with a powerful header a minute before the break to become the first player in Bundesliga history to score 17 goals in the first 11 matchdays of a season.
Heidenheim roared back and struck twice in four minutes thanks to some sloppy Bayern defending, with goals from Tim Kleindienst and Jan-Niklas Beste in the 70th, to level.
But Raphael Guerreiro quickly restored the hosts’ lead in the 72nd, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed in its fourth goal in the 85th to lift them into top spot on 29 points.
Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen, on 28, hosts embattled Union Berlin on Sunday.