Harry Kane has broken Wayne Rooney's England scoring record with his 54th goal for the national team
England's forward Harry Kane.Pic/AFP
Harry Kane has broken Wayne Rooney's England scoring record with his 54th goal for the national team.
Kane converted a penalty kick toward the end of the first half of a European Championship qualifier against Italy on Thursday at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
The penalty was assigned following a VAR review after it was determined that Italy defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo touched the ball with his hand while attempting to prevent Kane from reaching a cross.
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Kane then stepped up to the spot and sent Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way as he drilled a shot inside the right post in the 44th minute. It put England ahead 2-0 going into the break.
Rooney played for England from 2003 to 2018, while Kane made his England debut in 2015.
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