Harry Kane broke England’s all-time goalscoring record with his 54th international goal in Thursday’s Euro 24 qualifying opener against Italy.
The England captain netted a penalty in the 44th minute of the Group C encounter in Naples after a Giovanni Di Lorenzo handball.
Tottenham striker Kane had been locked with Wayne Rooney on 53 goals for his national team after missing a penalty in England’s World Cup quarter-final defeat by France in December.
The 29-year-old has reached the record total in 81 matches, during which time he has become a fixed presence in attack for a team that has performed well at recent major tournaments.
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He was made captain by manager Gareth Southgate for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he won the Golden Boot as England reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.
He also scored four times at Euro 2020, including the winner in the semi-final against Denmark before his team fell at the final hurdle against the Italians.
Last month he broke Tottenham’s all-time scoring record with his 267th goal for his boyhood club, surpassing the total set by club icon Jimmy Greaves in the 1960s.
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