LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane caught up with Bobby Charlton for second place on England’s all-time scoring list, converting a penalty that sealed a 2-1 win over Switzerland in a friendly on Saturday.
The captain’s 49th goal in 69 appearances for England left him just four shy of equaling the retired Wayne Rooney.
Thanks to his execution from the 11 steps after a hand from Steven Zuber, Kane crowned the comeback in a duel that marked the beginning of the preparation of both teams towards the World Cup in November.
Before Friday’s draw, which will define the groups, there is a chance that Kane will score more goals. Côte d’Ivoire visits Wembley on Tuesday to face last year’s European Championship runners-up.
A crowd of 78,881 fans in North London witnessed a poor start for England. Breel Embolo headed in to give the Swiss the lead in the 22nd minute.
However, Luke Shaw equalized in the first half discount.
The locals began the supplement without making changes to the lineup but to the shirts. Surnames were removed from the bibs, as a show of support for the Alzheimer’s Society and to raise awareness of dementia issues that can rob people of the ability to remember things — including the names of national team players.