Kane is England's captain fantastic after equalling Lineker's record

Harry Kane is England’s captain fantastic after equalling Gary Lineker’s goalscoring record while the Three Lions benefit from their first EVER own goal at the Euros… the key numbers and stats as Gareth Southgate’s men march on to the final against Italy

  • READ: England are through to the Euro 2020 final after a 2-1 win over Denmark 
  • The Three Lions will play Italy after Harry Kane netted the winner from the spot 
  • Kane has levelled Steven Gerrard’s record for most games as England skipper
  • He also equalled Gary Lineker’s goalscoring landmark in major tournaments 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

England are through to the Euro 2020 final against Italy after beating Denmark, and the Three Lions have broken 55 years of hurt to reach their first showpiece since the 1966 World Cup.

It wasn’t easy for the team against Denmark with an expectant 60,000 crowd watching on, but Gareth Southgate’s men got the job done with a 2-1 win thanks to an own goal by Simon Kjaer and a penalty by Harry Kane. 

It’s been a memorable tournament for everyone involved with England, so Sportsmail has picked out some of the key numbers and statistics as the team march on to Sunday’s final against the Azzurri.

England have reached their first ever final at the Euros after beating Denmark 2-1 at Wembley

Harry’s our captain fantastic! 

Last night’s victory was Harry Kane’s 38th game as England captain, which sees him equal Steven Gerrard’s total and move into the top five… 

Kane’s first game as Three Lions skipper was a 2-2 draw in a World Cup qualifier with Scotland at Hampden Park, in which he equalised in the 90th minute.

Harry Kane drew level with Steven Gerrard for most games played as England skipper

Harry caught Gary in a hurry! 

Kane has now equalled Gary Lineker’s record for most goals scored for England at major tournaments — but he did it in two fewer games…

4 – Goals for Kane at this tournament, one behind leaders Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrick Schick as he looks to bag another Golden Boot after winning the award at the 2018 World Cup.  

Kane would be the first to win the Golden Boot at two straight tournaments since Gerd Muller in 1970 and ’72. 

The striker also equalled the goalscoring record set by Gary Lineker at major tournaments

Jordan sets the record straight 

Before Mikkel Damsgaard’s opener for Denmark on Wednesday night, Jordan Pickford had gone 725 minutes without conceding a goal for England — overtaking the previous record of 720 set by Gordan Banks in 1966… 

Kane wasn’t the only record breaker as Jordan Pickford overtook legendary Gordan Banks

Mind the 55 year gap 

England have qualified for their first major tournament final in 55 years — by far the longest any European nation has been made to wait… 

England will become the 13th team to play in a European Championship final…

37 – The number of games it took for England to reach the final of a European Championship — more than any other nation in the competition’s history. 

England ended 55 years of hurt to reach their first final since 1966 – taking 37 games to do so

It’s one of our own 

Simon Kjaer’s own goal was the 11th of the tournament but only the first England have benefited from at the European Championship. It was only their third at a major tournament overall… 




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