Harry Kane (28) has again added some nice statistics to his statistics for the national team against England on Sunday evening. The Tottenham Hotspur striker took one of the four goals from the penalty spot against Andorra (4-0 win), with Bukayo Saka and Jesse Lingard in particular playing a leading role.
The latter provided the opening goal after just under twenty minutes of football and fifteen minutes before the end also shot the third goal of the English against the ropes from an assist from the birthday boy Saka. The talent who missed a knock in the European Championship final headed the final score on the boards after a short corner just before time. National coach Gareth Southgate was pleased with this, because he chose eleven other players than against Hungary (0-4 win).
Kane had accounted for England’s second goal from the penalty spot, after a foul on Mason Mount, and that was his 40th international goal, equaling Michael Owen. The attacker, who wore the captain’s armband, needed 22 fewer games than Owen (64 at 85). It is therefore only a matter of time before he surpasses all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney, because in
Iceland – North Macedonia 2-2
For AZ striker Albert Gudmundsson, it was a mixed night in the World Cup qualifying cycle. Against North Macedonia, the attacker gave an assist to substitute Andri Gudjohnsen just before time, who took the equalizer on his account. The fact that he only took a point against the European Championship-goer with Iceland was a small damper, since qualification for the final tournament in Qatar is now virtually without a chance.
Bulgaria – Lithuania 1-0 (red card Nikolaj Mikhaylov)
Albania – Hungary 1-0