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Watch: Kane surpasses Rooney as England's top scorer with penalty vs. Italy

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Harry Kane became England's all-time leading scorer Thursday, recording his 54th international goal by converting a penalty and giving his country a 2-0 lead in its opening Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy.

Wayne Rooney set the previous benchmark with 53 goals in 120 appearances for the Three Lions between 2003 and 2018.

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Kane initially drew level with Rooney after scoring a penalty in England's World Cup quarterfinal defeat to France. The 29-year-old striker missed a second spot-kick in the same match.

Overall, Kane has scored 18 of his 54 goals from the penalty spot and 12 in major competitions. He needed only 81 appearances to establish a new record.

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