After his goal against Senegal in the World Cup last-16 tie last night, Tottenham Hotspur celebrated on Twitter that their star striker had just become England’s all-time highest goalscorer in major tournaments.

England went into the second round game against a Senegal side who had impressed in the group stages, and all signs pointed to this being a cagey affair. For the first 30 minutes that was certainly the case, as Senegal twice went close.

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But, the tide turned, and on 38 minutes England took the lead through Jordan Henderson. Kane then opened his account at the tournament with a well-taken finish to round off a wonderful team move in first half stoppage time. Bukayo Saka completed the rout on 57 minutes.

There were some concerns that Kane not scored in the group stages, despite contributing three assists for his teammates. But, the Spurs man came good at the perfect time, and it’s now hoped he can push on and build on that goal as England look to progress through the competition.

Kane took his tally to 52 international goals in 79 appearances for the Three Lions (Transfermarkt) and is now just one goal away from equaling Wayne Rooney’s record as England’s all-time top goalscorer (Goal).

It was another record broken last night, though, as Kane scored his 11th goal in a major tournament. The 29-year-old now has more major tournament goals than any other England player (OptaJoe).

Tottenham Hotspur celebrated the milestone with a tweet reading: “The most major tournament goals by any England player ever. Harry Edward Kane.”

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Another day, another record broken for Harry Kane. There’s every chance he will become his country’s all-time leading goalscorer at this World Cup, too, and if not, it would take a miracle to stop him achieving that within the next year anyway.

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