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Harry Kane makes history with penalty goal against the Netherlands


Harry Kane has made history with England national teamAfter scoring the equalizer for the Three Lions against the Netherlands from the penalty spot in the (18) minute, during the match that the English won 2-1 to reach the final of the 2024 European Nations Cup.

According to the statistics platform (OPTA), the English striker has become the best scorer ever in the knockout matches of the Euro competitions, throughout the history of the famous competition, after raising his tally to (6) goals in the knockout stages.

The English star also has the best scoring record in the knockout stages of major tournaments combined (World Cup, European Nations Cup) more than any other European player, after raising his tally to (9) goals, surpassing the Germans Gerd Muller and Miroslav Klose, and the French Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who all have 8 goals.

Despite the unpleasant surprise that England received in the match, after goalkeeper Jordan Pickford conceded an early goal through a wonderful shot from the young Dutchman Xavi Simons, the Three Lions breathed a sigh of relief when they were awarded a penalty kick, which the specialist captain of England took and confidently put it into the net.

The Bayern Munich striker is England’s favourite penalty taker and with this goal he took his tally in the competition to 3 goals after his goals against Denmark and Slovakia, then his goal in Dutch goal.

Harry Kane Penalty Goals

The English striker is playing his (97)th match with the English national team, since the beginning of his international career with the “Three Lions” on March 27, 2015.

Since then, he has achieved English striker (30) years old, (66) international goals, three of which came in the current Euro 2024 Championship, and his career with penalty kicks is represented by scoring (75) goals in various competitions with clubs and national teams from penalty kicks, in addition to wasting (11) other penalty kicks.

The player’s first goal for England came from a penalty kick in a friendly against France in 2017, which ended with a 3-2 win for the Roosters, as the current Bayern Munich striker shook the net of French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from the spot.

Harry Kane scores the opening goal for England

Since then, the England captain has scored (22) goals from the penalty spot with the Three Lions, while he has missed (4) penalty kicks with the English, the most prominent of which was the failure to score against the French in the quarter-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, as his country’s team lost 1-2 due to the player’s unsuccessful penalty kick.

It is worth noting that Harry Kane is considered one of the most unfortunate football players, as the veteran player passed the age of thirty without celebrating a single title, which prompted him to leave Tottenham Hotspur last season to join Bayern Munich, so the Bavarian giant lost all possible titles, including the German League, which he dominated for 11 consecutive seasons.



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