Gary Lineker sends Twitter message to Harry Kane after seeing statistic

Gary Lineker attends the World Premiere of 'Make Us Dream' at The Curzon Soho on November 14, 2018 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored twice for England on Saturday.

Harry Kane of England in action during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium on September 07, 2019 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane boosted his England goal tally with a hat-trick against Bulgaria on Saturday evening.

England were looking to pick up a comfortable win over Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium, and did just that as Kane profited from terrible passing out from the back to score.

Kane added a penalty before Raheem Serling bundled home a third, and Kane completed his hat-trick with yet another penalty to seal a 4-0 win.

 

Kane has now taken his England goal tally to 25, and it's come in just 40 caps as his incredible scoring record continues.

A stat released today shows that Kane is the first England striker to score more than 23 goals in his first 40 games since Gary Lineker, summing up his goalscoring prowess.

Kane will hope to chase down Wayne Rooney's 53 England goals, and has plenty of time to do it – but Lineker himself is stoking a friendly rivalry with Kane.

Gary Lineker attends the World Premiere of 'Make Us Dream' at The Curzon Soho on November 14, 2018 in London, England.

Lineker took just 31 caps to score his 25 England goals, and sent a message to keen that he's just about on his way to a decent goalscoring ratio, joking that his record isn't quite as impressive as Lineker's.

Kane will certainly have Lineker's final tally of 48 England goals in his sights, and he'll be looking to add to his tally on Tuesday against Kosovo to keep Lineker quiet – for now at least.

England's Harry Kane scores his side's fourth goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Bulgaria at Wembley Stadium on September 7, 2019 in...

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