Harry Kane moved past Frank Lampard, Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse and Alan Shearer in England’s all-time leading goalscorers list during Thursday night’s victory over Montenegro.
The Three Lions captain fired in an impressive hat-trick in the first half of their rampant victory at Wembley.
Kane helped England race to a 5-0 lead at half-time, scoring two with his head and the other a clever finish with his right foot. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marcus Rashford scored the other goals in the first half.
Aleksandar Sofranac’s own goal and a late Tammy Abraham strike secured the 7-0 win that confirmed England’s place at Euro 2020 next summer.
But England’s qualification for the finals has almost become secondary to Kane’s goalscoring exploits.
The Tottenham hotshot is now sixth in England’s all-time list as a result of his treble.
It’s incredible progress from Kane particularly because he only made his England debut in March 2015 – a game where he scored with his first touch of the ball.
And at just 26 years old, he certainly has the time to continue moving up the goalscoring charts, provided he can stay fit and in great form.
But how many does Kane need to become England’s top goalscorer and overtake record holder Wayne Rooney?
You can see the table below of England’s top scorers and how far away Kane is from being no.1.
England's top goalscorers
1) Wayne Rooney – 53
2) Bobby Charlton – 49
3) Gary Lineker – 48
4) Jimmy Greaves – 44
5) Michael Owen – 40
6) Harry Kane – 31
=7) Alan Shearer – 30
=7) Tom Finney – 30
=7) Nat Lofthouse – 30
=10) Vivian Woodward – 29
=10) Frank Lampard – 29
Kane will be looking to add to his total on the international stage when England go to Kosovo in their final qualifier of the campaign on Sunday.
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