Harry Kane has surpassed Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Kane becomes England’s all-time leading goalscorer with his 54th goal for the national team, putting Gareth Southgate’s side up 2-0 against Italy.
After scoring 54 goals in England’s European Championship qualifier against Italy on Thursday, striker Harry Kane has surpassed Wayne Rooney as the country’s all-time leading goal-scorer.
Just before halftime, Kane scored from the penalty spot after VAR gave England a penalty for handball against Leonardo Spinazzola. At halftime, England led Italy 2-0 thanks to a goal from the Tottenham striker, and Gareth Southgate’s squad went on to triumph 2-1.
In his own words, Kane remarked, “I just want to express that this is a truly memorable night for me and a fantastic night for our team. “To be a part of this triumph is very incredible. It is the first time in a very long time that our nation, England, has won in Italy.”
I also want to express my gratitude to my wife, my family back home, the staff, the fans, and my teammates. This was a night I’ll never forget, and I’m so proud of everyone. And I want to say thank you to everyone here for making this dream come true.
Harry Kane is the ENGLAND’s new High Scorer
Win for England They beat Italy on the road for the first time since 1961 on Thursday, and on Sunday they will host Ukraine at Wembley.
Because so much can happen in football, Kane continued, “I don’t want to look too far ahead.” “Yet, I feel healthy and robust at the age of 29. I’ve never felt better in my profession than I do right now. So, I’m hoping I live a long time.
Rooney had previously held the record with 53 goals in 120 games over a 15-year period, but Kane only played 81 games for the Three Lions. World Cup champion Bobby Charlton ranks third in England’s men’s all-time scoring charts with 49 goals.
Kane moved level with Rooney when he scored from the penalty spot against France in the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar, however he was obliged to wait to break the record after missing a later penalty, with England ultimately departing the tournament in a 2-1 defeat.
Just a few weeks prior, when Spurs defeated Manchester City, he scored his 267th goal for the team, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer.
At the World Cup in Qatar, the forward led England once more and scored twice, once to tie the score against France in the quarterfinals and once to win against Senegal in the group stage.