'Ruthless' Kane will break Rooney's England goals record - Southgate
The Tottenham forward is still 23 goals behind the all-time record, but his international boss thinks he is more than up to the task of breaking itGareth Southgate is backing Harry Kane to break the England goals record after the captain's hat-trick against Montenegro moved him to sixth on the all-time list.
HARRY KANE became England ' s sixth top scorer , eclipsing Alan Shearer Mario Mandzukic 'set to start training with Man Utd ahead of January transfer'. Work of art. And Kane completed his hat - trick with a smart touch and tap-in to make it 5-0 before the referee had even blown for half- time .
As England ' s men play their 1,000th match, against Montenegro on 14 November, you can pick your all - time Captained England on seven occasions and made his debut at - of all places - the MCG, the Golden Boot winner at the 1986 World Cup, where he scored a hat - trick against Poland, and
Harry Kane is now England's all-time highest scoring starting captain after netting a hat-trick against Montenegro on Thursday.
The Three Lions have all but booked their place in next summer's European Championships with a dominant first-half display at Wembley.
Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring after 11 minutes, before Kane grabbed his first goal of the night seven minutes later.
The Tottenham striker doubled his account in the 24th minute, heading home a Ben Chilwell corner, with Gareth Southgate's side flexing their attacking muscles against the Group A strugglers.
Southgate highlights England's defensive fragility after Montenegro win
The Three Lions boss was pleased to see his side book a spot at Euro 2020, but still sees plenty of room for improvement at the backThe Three Lions booked their place in next summer's tournament with a comprehensive victory against the Group A minnows at Wembley.
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Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford made it four on the half-hour mark, before Kane completed his hat-trick with a tidy finish as the half-time whistle approached.
The Three Lions captain has become the highest-scoring starting skipper in his country's history, as well as the first player to score a hat-trick in successive appearances at Wembley - having also scored a treble against Bulgaria on September 7.
Kane has also moved up from 12th to sixth in England's all-time scoring list, leaving Steve Bloomer, Vivian Woodward, Frank Lampard, Tom Finney, Alan Shearer and Nat Lofthouse in his wake.
The 26-year-old needs nine more to draw level with Michael Owen in fifth and is still 22 goals behind Wayne Rooney at the head of the list.
Kane condemns England fans for booing Gomez during Montenegro win
The Spurs striker has jumped to the defence of his international colleague, who he believes was wrongly targeted by fans at WembleyGomez was in the headlines this week after an altercation with Raheem Sterling at St George's Park on Monday, which left him with a nasty scratch just below his right eye.
ENGLAND captain Harry Kane , 24, said being a ' hat - trick hero in a World Cup Final' like Sir Geoff Hurt, is what all strikers, including himself, dream of. Many young English supporters have stayed away over fears of violence and high prices. SunSport asks England fans’ opinion on who should
ENGLAND are set to qualify for Euro 2020 with ease after Harry Kane netted a first half hat - trick against Montenegro . The Three Lions were 5-0 up at half time and have done their job with a minimum of fuss against the Balkan visitors. England 6 Montenegro 0.
Leicester City's Chilwell, meanwhile, is now the first England defender to provide three assists in a single match since Glen Johnson against Andorra in June 2009.
England celebrated their 1000th fixture in some style, with an incredibly young starting eleven putting the minnows to the sword despite the absence of key man Raheem Sterling.
After their latest home fixture, the Three Lions will look ahead to a trip to Kosovo on Sunday, which will conclude their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
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