Harry Kane leads race for World Cup Golden Boot

The Tottenham striker scored his third and England's sixth, deflecting a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot into the net.

England's Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

England's Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.

Kane -- who now has five goals in two matches -- scored two first-half penalties as Gareth Southgate's side ran riot in Nizhny Novgorod, earning a 5-0 half-time lead.

The Tottenham striker scored his third and England's sixth, deflecting a Ruben Loftus-Cheek shot into the net, before he was taken off and replaced by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.

England looks certain to qualify for the last 16 along with Belgium, whom it faces in its final Group G fixture on Thursday.

Portugal's Ronaldo and Belgium's Lukaku have four goals apiece.

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