Harry Kane has become England’s all-time top scorer as he took his tally to 54 by netting a penalty against Italy in their 2-1 Euro 2024 qualifier win.
Kane breaks record as England enjoy rare win over Italy
Harry Kane became England’s record international goalscorer as his side began their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign by beating reigning champions Italy 2-1 in Group C.
England’s skipper struck a penalty past Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma shortly before halftime to make it 2-0 after Declan Rice opened the scoring after 13 minutes on Thursday.
Debutant Mateo Retegui halved the deficit in the 56th minute as the hosts dominated the second half, but England secured a first win over Italy on Italian soil for 62 years despite having Luke Shaw sent off for receiving two yellow cards.
It proved to be the perfect response by England after the heartache of losing to France in the World Cup quarter-finals in December when Kane missed a crucial penalty.