Harry Kane celebrates England’s 50th goal after Germany draw | Soccer

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Harry Kane scored his 50th goal for England in the 1-1 draw with Germany (Picture: Getty)

Harry Kane celebrated 50 goals for England as the Three Lions held an impressive German side to a 1-1 draw in Munich on Tuesday.

The home side dominated the first half, with Gareth Southgate’s men struggling with Germany’s energetic and high-pressing system.

And it looked like Hansi Flick’s team would take home the win after an otherwise superb Jordan Pickford failed to parry Jonas Hofman’s shot in the 50th minute.

However, as the game drew to a close Jack Grealish and Jarrod Bowen came on to great effect, reviving England’s attack and eventually the visitors earned a penalty after VAR believed Kane had been brought down by Nico Schlotterbeck in the box.

The Tottenham striker coolly sent Manuel Neuer down the wrong path to score goals for his country for half a century and propel him to the absolute second place on the list of all-time English top scorers, ahead of Sir Bobby Charlton.

England’s all-time top scorer

  1. Wayne Rooney (53 goals, 120 caps)
  2. Harry Kane (50 goals, 71 caps)
  3. Bobby Charlton (49 goals, 106 caps)
  4. Gary Lineker (48 goals, 80 caps)
  5. Jimmy Greaves (44 goals, 57 caps)

Kane is now just four goals away from surpassing Wayne Rooney’s record and the England captain gushed after the game despite the somewhat disappointing result.

“I love scoring goals, I’ve always loved it, especially for my country. Whenever I can help the team, I’m happy to do so,” the 28-year-old told Channel 4.

“I had a few chances beforehand, the first one went over the bar and Manuel Neuer saved the second one well. We kept going and played our best football for the last half hour. Good to score and a shame not to score in the end.

“It’s really important to show the mentality, with 0-1 we showed good character to get back into the game and get a result. We’re playing against a very good German team. We still have important games but the World Cup will be here before we know it.”

England’s preparation for the World Cup in Qatar in November is not going according to plan as last Saturday’s draw with Germany and defeat by Hungary means the Southgate side are bottom of their Nations League group.

But they will have a chance to change all that in the next game against group leaders Italy, to be played in Molineux on Saturday.

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