Harry Kane SMASHES Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi records as captain nets 50th England goal against Germany | The Sun

HARRY KANE has outperformed Cristiano Ronaldo AND Lionel Messi by scoring 50 England goals in just 71 games.

The striker, 28, was clinical from the penalty spot to equalise late on against Germany on Tuesday as the Three Lions drew 1-1 in the Nations League fixture.

In doing so Kane overtook Bobby Charlton in the all-time England goalscoring charts – and is now just three goals behind leading scoring Wayne Rooney.

But he has reached the milestone far quicker than the former Manchester United man.

Kane has also hit 50 international goals in less appearances than Ronaldo and Messi, who took 114 and 107 games respectively.

The Tottenham star also boasts one of the best goal per game ratios of any England player in the modern era with 0.7 goals per game.

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Only fellow Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves, on 0.77 goals per game, outperforms the England captain since the Second World War.

Kane is delighted to have hit the milestone of 50 goals and spoke about the achievement after the game.

He said: "A really nice feeling, you know. I had a couple of early chances in the game. Obviously the first one over the bar and then (Manuel) Neuer made a good save for the second.

"I thought maybe it was one of those days but we kept going and probably played our best football in the last half-hour of the game.

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"Physically, we were really strong and good to get the goal and just a shame that we couldn’t get the goal at the end.

"I love scoring goals, I’ve always loved scoring goals especially for my country. Whenever I can help the team, that’s the most important thing. Good to bounce back with a result tonight, not an easy place to come and now we’ve got two games at home to try and get two wins."

Gary Lineker, England's fourth record scorer with 48 goals, praised Kane after the game.

He tweeted: "50 goals for Harry Kane. Fabulous achievement. England play so much better when they have a go. Too much talent to play overly cautious and it doesn’t play to their strengths."

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