England secured qualifications for Euros 2020 in style, putting seven goals past Montenegro at Wembley last night as the country marked their 1000th game with an emphatic victory.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was in electric form against the visitors, grabbing a hat-trick in 19 minutes as the Three Lions went 5-0 up in the opening 45 minutes.
The Spurs now has 31 goals in 44 games for his country, surpassing the likes of Alan Shearer (30) and becoming England’s sixth all-time top scorer.
It’s a very impressive return and record as they come, and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has reacted thus to the achievement on Twitter:
A first half hat trick for @HKane and he goes past @alanshearer in the list of @England goal-scorers. I would suggest, for context, that Shearer’s goals would’ve been scored against significantly stronger opposition.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 14, 2019
Kane is now just nine goals behind Michael Owen in fifth place, and not many will bet against him going all the way and becoming the Three Lions’s highest goalscorer.
Wayne Rooney currently tops England’s all-time goal-scoring charts with 53 goals, while Lineker’s 48 put him third on the list behind Bobby Charlton’s 49.