Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Harry Kane extends England goal-scoring record in 4-0 win against Malta

On Friday, Harry Kane scored his 56th goal for England as they defeated Malta 4-0 in European Championship qualifying round.

The striker beat Wayne Rooney’s tally of 53 goals in March, scoring his 50th in competitive games as Gareth Southgate’s team continued its amazing start to Euro 2024 qualification.

After Ferdinando Apap’s own goal and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s breathtaking strike, Kane scored from the penalty spot in the 31st minute to give England a 3-0 halftime advantage at Ta’ Qali National Stadium.

Callum Wilson scored the game’s second penalty to complete the scoring.

England has won three of its first four games in Group C, which also includes defending European champion Italy.

England was always expected to win easily against a 172nd-ranked side in the world and they were up for triumph as early as the eighth minute when Ferdinando Apap pushed the ball into his own net with Kane threatening.

Alexander-Arnold extended the advantage with a strike worthy of the No. 10 he wore after being pushed in midfield.

Southgate had stated that the defender will be used in a more forward position in the absence of Jude Bellingham, who has now completed a transfer to Real Madrid. Alexander-Arnold grabbed the ball 25 yards out and whipped a shot past Malta goalkeeper Henry Bonello. It was his country’s first competitive goal.

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