Goal machine Kane on course for World Cup Golden Boot
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Harry Kane is on course to become England’s first World Cup Golden Boot winner since 1986 after scoring his 6th goal of the 2018 tournament.
Having hit a hattrick against Panama and two against Tunisia in the group stage, he added to his tally in the dramatic victory over Colombia in the last 16.
The last time England had such a prolific World Cup marksman was when Gary Lineker took home the Golden boot – in the Mexico heat and got a 2.8m pounds transfer to Barcelona as a result.
The man, though, highlights the 1986 World Cup as his best and the hat-trick v Poland, which preceded his move from Everton to La Liga.
“I’d gone 5 or 6 games without scoring for England, so I was under a bit of pressure, especially as the World Cup was such a big tournament,” he said.
With his treble, Lineker opened the floodgates as he scored twice more against Paraguay in England’s next match, then added a consolation in the 2-1 defeat to a Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina.
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