Wayne Rooney congratulates Harry Kane on becoming England’s all-time record scorer

Wayne Rooney broke the record as England top goalscorer in 2015. A record held for 47-years by Sir Bobby Charlton. Now it’s been broken again!

Kane had been level with Rooney on 53 goals for England, but he didn’t waste his chance to go one better when England won a penalty kick against Italy.

The record breaker placed the ball on the penalty spot in an international friendly on Thursday might and it proved to be the winner. The Tottenham striker sent Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way before he celebrated his latest milestone.

It was an excellent penalty from the United transfer target, who will be heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.

Footage courtesy of Channel 4 Sports

Having recently broken Jimmy Graves’ goalscoring record at Tottenham Hotspur, the question now is whether Kane will ever win a trophy?

Wayne Rooney has congratulated Kane in his latest column for The Times. He wrote: “When I broke the England goalscoring record, with a penalty against Switzerland in September 2015, Harry Kane was the first player to run over and celebrate with me. I later mentioned Harry in the speech I made in the dressing room.

“I said that I hoped the young players in the squad would come close to the record themselves, and even be able to surpass me. Harry had scored only three England goals at that point — but I said those words because I knew he could do it. Even then, with only four caps under his belt, I knew he could become England’s greatest scorer if he kept going the way he was and I wanted to give him encouragement.

“I am delighted for him, for his family, and for the England team now he has done it, having scored his 54th England goal against Italy on Thursday night. Knowing Harry, it’s not something that will go to his head. He will kick on and, in fact, I believe that when he stops playing he will leave the England record in a place where it will be very difficult for someone else to break it.”

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