Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has become England’s all-time top scorer following his first-half penalty against Italy yesterday.
Kane became Tottenham’s all-time top scorer this season after a goal against Manchester City in the Premier League.
He surpassed Jimmy Greaves’ tally of 266 goals that day and has added four more goals since then.
The Three Lions took the lead against Italy in their 2024 European Championship qualifier when Declan Rice smashed in the opener after eight minutes.
Kane doubled the lead heading into the break. Gareth Southgate’s side controlled the first half as the Italians failed to produce anything of note.
However, Roberto Mancini’s team woke up after the break and began to impose themselves on the match.
Mateo Retegui pulled one back, but it was only a consolation effort.
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw received a red card late in the game, but England held on.
The Three Lions marked their qualifying campaign with a victory over tough opposition.
The first half was easy to negotiate, but the Italians battled back after the break to give England some nervy moments.
The Azzurri will cherish Retegui’s goal as they have been looking for a striker after Ciro Immobile retired from international duties.
Record-breaker Kane will be the subject of plenty of transfer interest this summer, entering the final year of his Spurs contract.
The 29-year-old is considering his future with the club after another chaotic season that will end without a trophy. He is open to leaving this summer in search of silverware.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are interested but will be wary of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. He will demand a massive sum for Kane.
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