Harry Kane made European football history on Sunday as England wrapped up their 2019 in fine style.
And it made the captain the first ever player to score in EVERY GAME of a European Championship qualification campaign, something even Cristiano Ronaldo – who can’t stop scoring for his country – and Robert Lewandowski haven’t done.
It completed a fine campaign for England’s captain, who scored 12 goals in England’s eight qualification games.
It also put Kane in esteemed company in the Three Lions record books – his scoring streak of 27 goals in his past 28 games for his country is the best since England and Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves between 1960 and 1963.
Meanwhile, England’s latest emphatic Group A win took their overall tally for 2019 to 38 goals – a haul only bettered by the 39 scored well over a century ago, in 1908.
England scored 41 goals in Southgate’s first 28 games as manager, but have hit 46 in his next 13 matches.
It’s a run that has made England among the favourites for Euro 2020, especially on the back of runs to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and this year’s Nations League, too.
Ronaldo and Lewandowski have also been in stunning goalscoring form.
Both players have helped their nations to Euro 2020 qualification, and Ronaldo just keeps setting new records in a Portugal shirt.
Lewandowski, meanwhile, has been on fire for Bayern Munich and has been hailed as the best striker in the world right now after setting a bonkers new record, having scored every game in the Bundesliga and Champions League for his club so far this season.
But how do they compare to Kane’s recent scoring streak? See their stats below…
Kane vs Ronaldo vs Lewandowski
- Harry Kane – England: 27 goals in 28 games
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal: 31 goals in 28 games
- Robert Lewandowski – Poland: 24 in 28 goals
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