Kane equals England scoring record on night of anguish for England

Harry Kane equalled England’s scoring record with his 53rd goal – but his night ended in anguish with a 2-1 World Cup quarter-final defeat by France.

Kane levelled Wayne Rooney’s mark with a second-half penalty in Qatar.

But the 29-year-old spurned the chance to surpass Rooney when he missed a second spot-kick later in the game.

“It’s tough to take for me personally and the team,” Kane told BBC Sport. “It will be something I have to live with and take on the chin.”

He added: “I couldn’t be prouder of the boys. We had better spells, better chances but football comes down to small details – as the captain and the one who missed the penalty, I take responsibility for that.

“I can’t fault my preparation or the details before the game. I felt confident taking it, just didn’t execute it the way I wanted to.”

Kane has achieved his tally at a remarkable rate, with his latest coming in just his 80th appearance.

Against France, Kane coolly drilled the first penalty into the bottom corner from 12 yards to make it 1-1 But he blazed a second opportunity over the bar in the 84th minute.

(BBC Sport)

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