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Kane overtakes Lineker as England’s top tournament scorer

England captain Harry Kane was among the scorers in Sunday’s win over Senegal to set another Three Lions record.

England's forward #09 Harry Kane celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 football match between England and Senegal at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on December 4, 2022. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Harry Kane surpassed Gary Lineker as England’s all-time record goalscorer at major tournaments with his effort against Senegal.

The Tottenham striker fired home the second of his side’s goals during Sunday’s 3-0 win at Al Bayt Stadium, as the Three Lions set up a Qatar 2022 quarter-final tie with France.

It was Kane’s first goal at this year’s tournament and took his tally in World Cups to seven in 10 matches, having claimed the Golden Boot award in Russia four years ago. The forward also scored four times for England in their run to the Euro 2020 final last year, making it 11 goals in major competitions – one more than Lineker managed.

The 29-year-old is now one goal short of equalling Wayne Rooney (53) as England’s all-time record scorer, with Kane’s 52 goals coming in 79 appearances.

England all-time top goal scorers

  • 53 - Wayne Rooney
  • 52 - Harry Kane
  • 49 - Bobby Charlton
  • 48 - Gary Lineker
  • 44 - Jimmy Greaves
  • 44 - Vivian Woodward