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Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter as Harry Kane surpasses his England record

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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.

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.

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