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Kane’s on top of the world

Harry confirmed as Golden Boot winner.

Harry Kane has finished as the World Cup’s top scorer to join Gary Lineker as England’s only Golden Boot winners.

The 24-year-old’s six-goal haul proved insurmountable as his nearest rivals fell short as France swept aside Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.

Kane scored a brace in England’s Group G opener against Tunisia before netting a hat-trick against Panama and scoring a penalty as Colombia were overcome in the last-16.

The Tottenham striker tailed off and failed to score in England’s last three matches in Russia, but his six-goal haul was still two clear of a group of five players.

Lineker is the only previous Englishman to win the Golden Boot, having also managed six goals during the 1986 World Cup.

Lineker said on Twitter: “Congratulations to @HKane on winning the golden boot. Welcome to the club, young man.”

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