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England all-time top 10 leading goalscorers as Harry Kane beats Wayne Rooney’s 53 goal record

Wayne Rooney’s record has been beaten by England captain Harry Kane

Harry Kane has finally beaten Wayne Rooney’s goal tally and the Tottenham man is now England’s all-time leading goalscorer following the two UEFA Euros qualifying fixtures this weekend.

It had been hoped the England captain would surpass the 53 goals during the Qatar World Cup Kane needed just one more match in order to score his 54th goal for country. In England’s first match of their qualifying campaign, the Three Lions travelled to Naples where they beat their Euros 2020 final nemesis 2-1 with Kane scoring a penalty just before half-time.

However, Kane was not finished and when he came to face Ukraine at Wembley, the Spurs striker was able to open up the scoring, scoring his 55th England goal in the 37th minute of the match. Bukayo Saka then sealed the deal as England defeated Ukraine 2-0.

The Three Lions will now have another, not quite so lengthy, spell off as they prepare for their third and fourth UEFA Euro qualifying matchdays against Malta and North Macedonia in June.

Kane, 29, has scored his 55 goals in 82 matches for England while his predecessor at the top of the rankings, Wayne Rooney, scored his 53 in 120. With the Spurs man now sitting at the top of the tree, let’s take a look at some big names he has passed on the way:

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