Harry Kane Surpasses Sir Bobby Charlton and Chases Down Wayne Rooney for England’s Leading Goal Scorer Title

Harry Kane Surpasses Sir Bobby Charlton and Chases Down Wayne Rooney for England’s Leading Goal Scorer Title

  • Harry Kane is one step closer to holding the record for having scored the most goals for the England national team
  • Tottenham Hotspurs Harry Kane passed Sir Bobby Charlton and is now behind Wayne Rooney on the top scorer's list
  • Wayne Rooney scored 53 goals in 120 games, while Harry Kane has scored 50 goals in 71 games for the Three Lions

Harry Kane is chasing down history.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker is now just three goals behind Wayne Rooney in the quest to be called England’s top goal scorer.

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Harry Kane has passed Sir Bobby Charlton and is now chasing down Wayne Rooney's record as the leading goal scorer for England. Image: Matthias Hangst/ Douglas Miller Ian Walton
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Kane scored a penalty against Germany last night to reach 50 goals for England in 71 games, TalkSport reported.

Rooney currently sits on 53 goals from 120 games for the Three Lions. Kane’s 50th goal also saw him overtake the great Sir Bobby Charlton for second place in the standings.

Kane equalled Charlton’s record with a penalty against Switzerland in March, Goal.com reported.

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At only 29-years-old and with Nations League games and the World Cup to look forward to this year, the Spurs striker is expected to breeze by Rooney’s record.

15 of Kane’s goals have come from the penalty spot though, while Rooney only scored seven goals from penalties.

Behind Kane on the charts is Charlton (49), Gary Lineker (48), Jimmy Greaves (44), Michael Owen (40), Alan Shearer (30), Tom Finney (30), Nat Lofthouse (30), Vivian Woodward (29) and Frank Lampard (29).

UEFA Nations League: Harry Kane rescues a point for England against Germany

Harry Kane cancelled out Jonas Hoffman's goal to move to within three goals of breaking Wayne Rooney's record. The England captain was on target as his side fought from a goal down to rescue a point from the Allianz Arena.

With both sides looking for their first victories in the competition, it took no time for warning shots to be sounded as the game began with some high end to end action.

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England's moment of truth finally came in the 86th minute when Shclotterbeck brought down Kane in the area. The on-field referee gave a penalty after consulting the Video Assistant Referee and Kane made no mistake as he sent Neuer the wrong way.

Harry Kane: Tottenham Hotspur striker ready to sign new deal provided Antonio Conte's demands are met

Harry Kane is ready to extend his Tottenham Hotspur contract, 10 months after almost leaving the club.

The prolific attacker came close to moving to Manchester City but Spurs CEO Daniel Levy refused to enter into negotiations. Kane has in the past reiterated the need to join a club where he can actively compete for trophies.

But now, with the Premier League champions no longer needing a striker, Kane is seemingly reassessing his options.

Source: SportsBrief.com