Harry Kane equals Wayne Rooney’s all-time goals record
Harry Kane has equalled the England scoring record with his 53rd goal, netting in the World Cup quarter-final to move alongside Wayne Rooney.
Kane levelled by converting a second-half penalty against France in Qatar.
But the 29-year-old spurned the chance to surpass Rooney when he missed a second spot-kick later in the game.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker scored his first England goal 79 seconds into his debut in 2015 – the year before Rooney netted his last.
Kane has achieved his tally at a remarkable rate, with his latest coming on just his 80th cap.
Against France, Kane coolly drilled the first penalty into the bottom corner from 12 yards to make it 1-1. But he blazed a second over the bar with England trailing 2-1.
Kane has been in stellar form for England since March 2021, scoring 21 times in 29 games, including seven in the space of four days in World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino in November last year.
He now jointly leads a group of six Englishmen to have scored more than 40 goals for the Three Lions.
Ellen White is England’s leading women’s scorer, having netted 52 goals in 113 appearances before she retired after they won Euro 2022.