Harry Kane Surpasses Wayne Rooney As England's Top Goalscorer | jushjush.com

Harry Kane Surpasses Wayne Rooney As England’s Top Goalscorer

Harry Kane has made history by becoming England’s all-time leading scorer, breaking Wayne Rooney’s previous record. The Tottenham talisman achieved this feat with a clinical penalty against Italy in Naples. This goal takes Kane’s tally to an impressive 54 strikes in just 81 games for the Three Lions.

The England team were awarded the penalty just before half-time after referee Srdjan Jovanovic consulted the pitchside VAR monitor and penalized Giovanni Di Lorenzo for a handball. Kane took the responsibility and slotted the ball past the Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, in the 44th minute. This goal put England 2-0 up, with Declan Rice opening the scoring earlier in the match. Although Mateo Retegui pulled one back for the Italians, the Three Lions held on to the lead and won the game 2-1, despite Luke Shaw’s sending-off.

Kane had previously equaled Rooney’s record in the World Cup quarter-final defeat to France in December. However, he missed a late penalty in that match that would have seen him become the sole record holder. But in England’s first game since the defeat to France, Kane took the opportunity to become England’s all-time top scorer.

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Kane overtook Rooney to become England’s all-time top scorer

Kane’s journey to becoming England’s all-time leading scorer started back in March 2015. He made his debut for the Three Lions and just seconds after coming off the bench, he scored his first goal in a 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley. Kane’s impressive performances earned him the England captaincy, which he was given by Gareth Southgate ahead of the 2018 World Cup. He continues to wear the armband and captained the team in Naples for the Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy.

Rooney, the previous record holder, was quick to praise Kane on social media after his historic strike. He wrote on Twitter,

“Congratulations to @HKane on becoming @England’s all-time leading goalscorer. I knew it wouldn’t take long but that was quick. Great man, an unbelievable goalscorer, and an England legend. Congrats Harry.”

Kane has the chance to add to his record in Sunday’s second Euro qualifier against Ukraine. The 29-year-old is a true testament to hard work and dedication, and he continues to inspire fans and players alike with his performances on the pitch. His achievement as England’s all-time leading scorer is a reflection of his talent and his contribution to the Three Lions team.

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