Harry Kane equals Wayne Rooney’s record for most England goals with thumping penalty in World Cup quarter-final v France
HARRY KANE made history as he equalled Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring record.
Captain Kane stepped up to convert a penalty during England‘s World Cup quarter-final clash against France.
ReutersHarry Kane celebrates after scoring against France[/caption]
GettyWith his goal Kane has equalled Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 England goals[/caption]
It means his Three Lions goal tally now stands at 53 goals – level with former Manchester United striker Rooney.
However, while Rooney achieved the feat in 120 games, Kane has done it in just 80 caps.
Kane was the top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup with six goals.
And while he has only scored twice so far in Qatar, he currently leads the charts for assists (3).
England went 1-0 down thanks to a stunning first half strike from Aurelien Tchouameni.
But after some lovely build up play Bukayo Saka was able to jink inside and draw a foul from Tchouameni inside the area.
Kane subsequently stepped up and smashed home the equaliser.
The winner of this quarter-final will face off against Morocco on Wednesday in the Qatar’s second semi-final.
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The North African nation made history by becoming the first African or Arab nation to make the World Cup semi-finals.
They achieved the feat by beating Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 1-0.
Ronaldo was seen in the tunnel at full-time in tears as his World Cup dream ended.