History maker Harry! Kane becomes England’s joint-record goalscorer with Wayne Rooney after netting his 53rd goal for the Three Lions from the penalty spot… but it’s a night of heartache after their World Cup defeat by France
Harry Kane became England’s joint-record goalscorer after netting his 53rd goal for the Three Lions in the World Cup quarter final defeat to France.
After England went behind early, the Spurs star netted from the penalty spot to draw Gareth Southgate’s team level against his teammate at Tottenham, Hugo Lloris.
The strike means the 29-year-old is level with Wayne Rooney at the top of the all-time goalscoring charts for England.
Harry Kane levelled Wayne Rooney as England’s all-time record goalscorer with his second-half penalty
The Spurs star netted his 53rd goal for the Three Lions in their World Cup defeat to France
Speaking following the goal former Lee Dixon hailed Kane for his consistency at international level. ‘Mr Reliable. Lloris knows that is his preferred corner.’ The former Arsenal star said on commentary.
‘Tries to win the battle of the minds and fails. It’s a great penalty. Lovely strike on the ball. England have started this second-half so much better than the first half and they’re back in it. Now we go again.’
Michael Owen sits sixth in England’s all-time record goalscoring list, and took to social media to praise Kane for his performance: ‘Balls of steel’
England went behind early at the Al Bayt Stadium, with Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni driving his strike beyond Jordan Pickford after 17 minutes.
Kane was unable to surpass Rooney’s record from the penalty spot after England were awarded a second penalty later in the game
A contentious first half followed, with referee Wilton Sampaio coming under fire from England fans online after denying England a penalty after Kane was brought down from a clumsy challenge by Dayot Upamecano.
Gareth Southgate’s side looked stronger after the interval and were given their opportunity to level from twelve yards when Bukayo Saka was brought down by Tchouameni.
After Olivier Giroud put Les Blues back in the lead, Kane had a golden opportunity to surpass Rooney as England’s record goalscorer after Southgate’s side were awarded a second penalty but he failed to convert as England fell to defeat.