Internationals - Harry Kane hits his 50th goal for England to secure draw in Germany
Tue 07 June 2022, 22:30|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane became only the second player to score 50 goals for England as his late penalty secured a 1-1 draw against Germany in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday evening.
In doing so, he leapfrogged Sir Bobby Charlton's tally of 49 and moved into second place behind Wayne Rooney in the country's all-time goalscoring list. Rooney scored 53 goals in his 120 caps over 15 years, 2003-2018. Harry has reached his half-century in 71 appearances since his debut goal against Lithuania in March, 2015.
Harry, 28, was on the pitch when Rooney became the first player to reach 50, overtaking Sir Bobby's 49 to become the Three Lions' leading all-time goalscorer. Indeed, Harry opened the scoring that night in September, 2015, against Switzerland, his third senior international goal.
Almost seven years on, and now captain, Harry made it to the 50-goal milestone with a typically clinical penalty two minutes from time for a share of the spoils against Germany in Munich. He'd had chances earlier - he'll still be wondering how Manuel Neuer kept out his sliding effort from point-blank range on 76 minutes - but was tripped by Nico Schlotterbeck and after a VAR review, made no mistake from the spot. Earlier, Jonas Hofmann fired Germany ahead on 50 minutes.
England remain at the foot of UEFA Nations League League A Group Three but now have successive home matches against Italy (Saturday, 7.45pm) and Hungary (Tuesday 14 June, 7.45pm) to try to get back on track.
Elsewhere, Pape Matar Sarr started again as Senegal left it late to beat Rwanda 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Pape played for 57 minutes, Sadio Mane struck eight minutes into added time to secure the win in Dakar. Reigning champions Senegal top qualifying Group L with two wins in two. Bryan Gil started and played 58 minutes as Spain beat Malta 7-1 in UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying at the Estadio Alvarez Claro in Melilla.
Ben Davies and Joe Rodon / Steven Bergwijn - Wales home UEFA Nations League match against the Netherlands - kick-off 7.45pm
Troy Parrott - Republic of Ireland home UEFA Nations League match against Ukraine - kick-off 7.45pm