Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Golden Boot Kane out to break his August hoodoo

Golden Boot Kane out to break his August hoodoo

Kane subsequently becomes the first Englishman to win the World Cup Golden Boot since Gary Lineker in 1986.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at the previous top scorers since England were crowned world champions in 1966.

"I'm extremely proud and I'm sure I'll look back in a few weeks' time and take all these experiences in".

Kane has famously never managed a Premier League goal in August - something he wants to put to rights. Three of his six goals were penalties.

Football fans on Twitter have been expressing their surprise at the new footage which exonerates Kane of blame and instead celebrates the brilliance of the Monaco goalkeeper who has been one of the stand-out performers at this World Cup.

The Tottenham Hotspur marksman scored six times in Russian Federation, two ahead of a five-man chasing pack come the end of Sunday's final between France and Croatia. Schillaci was the surprise star as hosts Italy finished third thanks to his six goals.

Russia's Salenko is the only player to win the award playing for a team that went out in the group stages. He shared the award with Stoichkov, who also scored six times to help Bulgaria finish fourth. Both players were making their debuts in the World Cup.

England may be leaving Russian Federation empty-handed after losing their third-place play-off against Belgium 2-0 on Saturday night, but their captain's six-goal haul saw him crowned as the tournament's top marksman.

The last player to score more was Brazil's Ronaldo, with eight in 2002 (Brazil).

Neymar was the favourite to lift the Golden Boot at the start of the tournament, but endured a poor tournament with Brazil.

Five was enough again four years later when fellow German Muller collected the accolade on his tournament bow.

Antoine Griezmann of France was the runner-up in the Golden Boot with four strikes while Romelu Lukaku came in third with four goals to his name as well.

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