Harry Kane Breaks England Record with 55 Goals in Euro 2024 Qualification Win
During the Euro 2024 qualifying win, Harry Kane extended his record-breaking number of goals for England to 55. Kane, who became the Three Lions’ top scorer earlier in the week, broke the deadlock against Ukraine in a flying start for Gareth Southgate’s side. Wearing commemorative Nike boots, Kane’s 37th minute strike involved him getting ahead of his marker and volleying beyond Anatoliy Trubin, finally taking the well-deserved lead.
Kane’s goal marked his 34th goal in 29 qualifiers and the Tottenham star has now scored in four internationals in a row – a feat he hasn’t achieved since he netted six in a row in 2019. To honour Kane becoming all-time top scorer for his country, Nike unveiled a special pair of boots for the striker, featuring graphics of the England logos and a dedication to his children Vivienne and Louis.
Just minutes after setting up Kane, Bukayo Saka got on the score sheet himself, whipping in a beauty into the top left corner from outside the box. The Gunners’ forward’s world-class finish was praised by Stuart Pearce, who called it “brilliant finish from a magnificent player who is getting better and better.”
England convincingly beat Ukraine to leave them top of Group C after back-to-back victories. Spirits were high following their 2-1 win over Italy, and England didn’t let Luke Shaw and Phil Foden’s absence bring them down as they threatened to run riot in the first half.
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