Harry Kane scored his 49th goal for England tonight as the Three Lions saw off Switzerland at Wembley to continue their good form under Gareth Southgate.
Kane fired in from the penalty spot in the second half despite not having his best game or the most chances. The striker from Kane – low into the bottom left corner – took the Tottenham striker ahead of Gary Lineker in the record books and level with Bobby Charlton. He is now just four shy of Wayne Rooney out in front.
And taking to Twitter in the aftermath of Kane’s strike tonight, Lineker himself has reacted with a hint of sarcasm.
Was nice having you for company, @HKane. Never thought it would last, but it was fun for a while.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) March 26, 2022
Lineker, of course, missed the chance to make it to 49 himself. But there was no mistake from Kane, who dispatched his penalty with ease to keep up his fine record from the spot.
Surely, then, it is now a matter of when and not if for Kane in terms of breaking Rooney’s record.