Harry Kane scored his 49th goal for the England national team in the England vs Switzerland friendly match at Wembley Stadium.
This achievement also led the Three Lions, nicknamed the English national team, to a 2-1 victory over Switzerland. Kane’s only goal in that match saw him move up the rankings.
Kane surpassed the achievements of former England footballer, Gary Lineker, who recorded 48 goals throughout his career with the England national team.
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Currently, Kane is level with English football legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who has also scored 49 goals in 106 games for the Three Lions.
Kane is only four goals adrift of Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for England. If Kane manages to surpass that record, he will become the top scorer for the Three Lions.
England coach Gareth Southgate said it was only a matter of time before Kane became England’s all-time leading goalscorer. He hopes Kane can break that record in the 2022 World Cup Final.
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“I want him (Kane) to break the record in the World Cup final. I think he is calm enough to face that. He believes he can get there,” said Southgate.
Kane’s 49th goal was created in the 78th minute. Advancing as a penalty executioner, Kane completed his task perfectly. The right foot kick from the spearhead of Tottenham Hotspur was not able to be anticipated by the Swiss goalkeeper, Jonas Omlin. (SkySports/OL-11)