Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has moved level with Sir Bobby Charlton in England’s all-time scorer’s list after scoring in their 2-1 win over Switzerland on Saturday night.
Harry Kane puts England ahead over Switzerland 👏 pic.twitter.com/i2Lmj29ZKc
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The England captain tucked in a penalty in the second half to give his side the win after Luke Shaw had canceled Breel Embolo’s strike in the first half.
The goal drew him level with Man United great Charlton in the all-time list for the nation, with both men now on 49 goals each; Kane now just five goals shy of England all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney.
𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐫𝐬:
🥇 Wayne Rooney – 53 goals (120 appearances)
🥈 Bobby Chalton – 49 goals (106 appearances)
🥈 Harry Kane – 49 goals (68 appearances) 🆕
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The 49 goals have come in 68 appearances, whereas Rooney set the record after 120 caps.
Kane will have the chance to add to his personal tally on Tuesday when Gareth Southgate’s men face Ivory Coast in their last friendly before heading back to club duties.