Harry Kane scored against France in the 202 World Cup quarter-final as he converted penalty with a powerful shot against his own Spurs teammate Hugo Lloris.
The Tottenham striker converted from a spot kick that had to be reviewed by VAR to claim his 50th goal for the Three Lions, surpassing Bobby Charlton as second in the all-time scoring charts for England. Kane now trails only Wayne Rooney, England’s all-time leading scorer with 53 goals, so it is only a matter of time before Kane overtakes the Manchester United legend.
Lets take a look at the updated list of top scorers for England:
5. Jimmy Greaves (44 Goals)
The Tottenham Hotspur legend is their all-time leading goalscorer and stands as the fourth-highest scorer for England. He appeared at both the 1962 and 1966 World Cups and was England’s first-choice striker – as well as all-time leading scorer- in 1966 before an injury cost him his place, with Geoff Hurst stepping in and going on to fire the national team to glory.
4. Gary Lineker (48 Goals)
Lineker is England’s third highest scorer in history and has always shone on the World Cup stage. He won the Golden Boot with six goals at the 1986 World Cup and also scored four in the 1990 World Cup to help his side reach the semi-finals in Italy.
3. Sir Bobby Charlton
The England captain’s tremendous record at club level with Tottenham has been transferred onto the international stage seamlessly. Kane has just equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals for England with a penalty kick against Switzerland.
The Manchester United and England legend made 758 appearances for his club and also was capped 106 times for the national team. He is regarded as one of the best midfielders of all-time and played an integral role in England’s 1966 World Cup victory, scoring twice in the semi-finals. His total of 49 goals was a record for 45 years.
=1. Wayne Rooney (53 Goals)
Rooney is both England’s most-capped outfield player of all-time with 119 appearances, and their leading goalscorer with 53 goals. He announced himself on the international stage by scoring four goals during Euro 2004 and he went onto play at three World Cups during his 13-year international career.
1. Harry Kane (53 Goals)
The Tottenham striker converted from a spot kick that had to be reviewed by VAR to claim his 50th goal for the Three Lions, surpassing Bobby Charlton as second in the all-time scoring charts for England.
Now scored his 53rd goal for England against France in the 2022 World Cup quarter-final. Kane now is level with Wayne Rooney as Top scorers for England.