Tottenham striker Harry Kane overtakes Wayne Rooney with record-breaking header

Tottenham striker Harry Kane celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace in the Premier League in May 2023.
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has overtaken former England team-mate Wayne Rooney with his 209th Premier League goal and is now behind only Alan Shearer in the competition's list of all-time scorers.

Kane drew level with Rooney on 208 Premier League goals when he scored for Spurs in their 4-3 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, but his header in the game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday takes him clear of the former Manchester United and Everton forward.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.