Kane, Rooney or Rashford: Who’ll top the scoring charts?


England continue their World Cup Qualifying campaign tomorrow by welcoming Malta to Wembley Stadium for the first time since 1971. And while the Three Lions are expected to breeze past their opponents, our latest poll was focussing on the bigger picture.

We asked Twitter to vote on who they thought would be England’s top scorer during the qualifying campaign, giving them the choice of Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and the ‘other’ category.

And, rather surprisingly, we can reveal that a staggering 51 per cent of you have put your faith in the youngest of the options in Rashford.


The Manchester United prodigy has already proved that last year was no fluke by forcing his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans at Old Trafford.

And while the 18-year-old didn’t feature in England’s last squad, a hat-trick for the under-21’s on his debut went a large way to persuading Gareth Southgate to choose him again for the senior team.

And he could get a head start on the player who received the second-most amount of votes, as Harry Kane is still nursing an injury picked up against Sunderland.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward picked up 24 per cent of the vote, some way off today’s eventual winner.

Even further away from his club teammate was England skipper Wayne Rooney, who picked up just 11 per cent of the votes this afternoon.

Perhaps, though, that has something to do with Southgate’s plans to field the 30-year-old in a deeper role.

Rashford will be expecting to grab his second senior goal this weekend, and we’re offering odds of 4/11 for him to do just that by netting anytime, while 13/5 says he opens the scoring against Malta.

All Odds and markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.