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Harry Kane joins England legends in an exclusive list of records

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The Three Lions skipper entered the history books during a 10-0 World Cup qualifying victory over San Marino.

England captain Harry Kane reached three incredible milestones in a superb 63-minute cameo on Monday night.

The Tottenham striker scored four times inside the first-half as England trounced San Marino 10-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Monday to finish as Group I winners and book a place for the 2022 tournament.

In doing so, he achieved the following landmarks.

Most goals for England in a calendar year

Kane has broken the record for the most goals scored for the English national team in a single calendar year. The star has bagged 16 goals in as many international games in 2021 alone, including seven strikes in his last two appearances.

As a result, he has surpassed George Hilsdon and Dixie Dean’s record tally of 12 goals in a calendar year. The pair achieved reached these tallies for the Three Lions in the years 1908 and 1927 respectively.

Kane equals Lineker in all-time scoring charts

The 28-year-old has joined England great Gary Lineker as the joint-third highest goalscorer in the national team’s history on 48 goals. Only Sir Bobby Charlton (49) and Wayne Rooney (53) lie ahead.

First England player to score four goals in 28 years

If that wasn’t enough already, Harry Kane became the first Three Lions star to score four times in a single match since Arsenal legend Ian Wright in 1993.

The striker also became the fourth England player to score consecutive hat-tricks after Vivian Woodward (1909), Dixie Dean (1927), and Tommy Taylor (1957).

Who else scored for England?

Harry Maguire, Emile Smith Rowe, Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham, and Bukayo Saka were on target as well to round off a stunning 10-0 win over San Marino.

Therefore, having won Group I in convincing fashion, Gareth Southgate’s side can now focus on preparing for the World Cup.