Harry Kane breaks Bobby Charlton record with brace in England win over Italy
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 18
Harry Kane equalised for England against Italy at Wembley (Picture: Getty Images)

’s first half penalty for against on Tuesday night saw him equal a Bobby Charlton record which has stood since 1970, a record which he broke with a second goal after the break.

The centre-forward converted the penalty won by Jude Bellingham on 32 minutes, taking his tally of England goals to 60.

Kane then outmuscled his man on the halfway line and pinched the ball from Italy defender Giorgio Scalvini as he ran in on goal and finished coolly, completing the scoring in a 3-1 win for the home side.

The two goals took his tally for England at Wembley to 24, surpassing Charlton’s record of 23 goals for the Three Lions at the national stadium.

The Manchester United legend scored the last of those 23 goals in April 1970 so it is no small feat that Kane has matched and then broken his record over 53 years later.

Gary Lineker was one behind Charlton, with 22 England goals at Wembley over his brilliant career.

Kane was already England’s greatest ever goal-scorer and he has extended his lead at the top of that chart by netting his 61st goal for his country.

He is keeping extremely good company with that number of international goals, with the former Tottenham superstar now just one goal behind the likes of Brazil’s Ronaldo and Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

His goals on Tuesday night came either side of a brilliant Marcus Rashford strike in an impressive 3-1 victory for Gareth Southgate’s side over the European champions.

The win cements England’s place at Euro 2024, while Italy still have work to do in their qualification campaign as Ukraine’s win in Malta on Tuesday night means they have leapfrogged the Italians into second place.

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