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Harry Kane’s golden touch continued for England in 2-0 win against Ukraine

England's Harry Kane scored in the 37th minute off a cross from Bukayo Saka.Alastair Grant/Associated Press

LONDON — Presented with a golden boot before kickoff, Harry Kane’s golden touch continued for England on Sunday as he struck a record-extending 55th goal for his country.

The Tottenham striker had already surpassed Wayne Rooney as the Three Lions’ outright leading scorer with his penalty in Thursday’s 2-1 win against Italy in Naples.

Back at Wembley, he got the chance to celebrate in front of his home fans with another goal in England's 2-0 win against Ukraine in the qualifiers for the European Championship.

Kane struck in the 37th minute, converting Bukayo Saka's cross to the far post.

Saka then got on the scoresheet himself three minutes later when turning on the edge of the area and curling a shot into the top corner.


With that England effectively secured the victory and ensured a 100 percent start to its bid to reach Euro 2024 in an impressive response to the disappointment of being eliminated from last year’s World Cup at the quarterfinals stage.

Kane, whose penalty miss in the 2-1 loss to France proved so costly in Qatar, has also proven there is no hangover from one of the most painful moments of his career.