Harry Kane’s goal against Denmark on Wednesday saw him become England’s top scorer in major tournaments.
ane saw his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel but followed it up to score his 10th goal at a World Cup or European Championship, tying Gary Lineker’s national record and creating the opportunity to innovate during Sunday’s final.
Here, the PA news agency examines the pair’s record for goals on the big stage and the rest of the tournament’s top scorers from England.
After a scoreless Euro 2016, in which Kane’s status as England’s regular corner taker caused perplexity, he hit his stride at the 2018 World Cup in Russia to lead England to the semi-finals.
The captain scored twice against Tunisia, including a winner in stoppage time, before a hat-trick against Panama and a penalty against Colombia took him to six goals and the Golden Boot.
He remains with a chance to repeat this feat at Euro 2020 – he failed to find his way to the net during the group stage, where his form, fitness and confidence were put back in question, but has scored in all three knockout rounds so far, including a quarter. last game against Ukraine.
A 1986 World Cup Golden Boot winner with six goals, Lineker scored a first-half hat-trick in the last group game against Poland before scoring twice against Paraguay and once in the memorable quarter-final loss against Diego. Argentina inspired by Maradona.
He added four more to Italia 90, including a pair of quarter-final shots on goal against Cameroon and an equalizer against Germany before England lost the semi-final on penalties.
England have not enjoyed such success in Euros during Lineker’s career, with group stage outings in 1988 and 1992. Lineker did not score any of England’s three goals in the two. tournaments and his replacement against Sweden in the latter marked the end of his international career, one short of Sir Bobby Charlton’s national record of 49 goals.
England’s top scorers
Kane and Lineker are one step ahead of Alan Shearer, who won the Euro 96 Golden Boot at home with five goals and scored twice in each of the following two majors.
Wayne Rooney, who replaced Charlton as his country’s top scorer, has scored seven goals in four majors, including four as a teenager at Euro 2004. That leaves him alone in fourth place on the All List. the times, one ahead of Michael Owen and the 1966 World Cup. hero Sir Geoff Hurst.
Charlton has scored five tournament goals, one more than Steven Gerrard and David Platt, when there are seven players tied on three goals.
Raheem Sterling has ranked among the latter group with his performances in the current tournament and the Manchester City forward now ranks alongside Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Bryan Robson, David Beckham, Roger Hunt and Nat Lofthouse.