LONDON, CMC – Bermudian striker Nahki Wells realised a long-held dream on Saturday, when he finally made his English Premier League debut for Burnley, but it was only a cameo appearance in a game dominated by Harry Kane’s hat-trick, as Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a 3-0 victory at Turf Moor.
The 27-year-old Wells, who had appeared on the bench four times in recent weeks after recovering from ankle surgery, was introduced by manager Sean Dyche in the 86th minute, but the three points were already in the bag for the visitors from London.
The Bermuda striker, who joined the Lancashire club after signing from newly-promoted Huddersfield Town for five million pounds sterling (US $6.6 million) on transfer deadline day in August, came on as a replacement for Scott Arfield.
Wells became Bermuda’s third Premier League player after Shaun Goater and Kyle Lightbourne.
A hat-trick from England striker Kane – an early penalty followed by two goals after the break – equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 36 goals in a calendar year.
“They were the better side,” said Dyche. “Kane was absolutely top-class.”
The victory lifted Spurs up to fifth place in the table, while Burnley slipped to seventh.