Kane scores to continue record-breaking Bayern run

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Harry KaneHarry Kane is only nine goals off equalling his best league goalscoring seasons for Tottenham (30 in 2017-18 and 2022-23)

Harry Kane stayed on course to break the record for Bundesliga goals in a season with his 21st strike as Bayern Munich beat Wolfsburg.

Jamal Musiala headed Bayern ahead from Thomas Muller's cross.

England captain Kane then smashed in a wonderful effort from 25 yards out to double Bayern's lead, in only his 15th German top-flight game.

Maximilian Arnold's long-range strike just before the break gave Wolfsburg hope but they could not equalise.

Kane is the first player to score as many as 21 Bundesliga goals in his first 15 games in the competition.

When Robert Lewandowski scored a record 41 Bundesliga goals in 2020-21 for Bayern, he was on 20 goals after 15 games.

Including the second half of last season with Tottenham, Kane has scored 38 league goals in 2023, five above second-placed Kylian Mbappe in Europe's top five leagues.

Including five assists, Kane has been involved in 26 Bundesliga goals this season, as many as the player with the most goal involvements in the whole of last season, Randal Kolo Muani.

Despite Kane's goalscoring exploits, Bayern go into the winter break four points behind surprise leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Xabi Alonso's side beat Bochum 4-0 with Patrik Schick scoring a hat-trick, his first three Bundesliga goals of the season.

Line-ups

Wolfsburg

Formation 3-1-4-2

1Casteels3Bornauw25Jenz5ZesigerBooked at 11minsSubstituted forOliveira da Silvaat 45'minutes6Vranckx20BakuBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCernyat 84'minutes32SvanbergSubstituted forParedesat 72'minutes27Arnold21Mæhle23Wind19MajerBooked at 46minsSubstituted forBarreiros de Melo Tomásat 52'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

2Fischer7Cerny8Cozza11Barreiros de Melo Tomás12Pervan13Oliveira da Silva16Kaminski31Gerhardt40Paredes

Bayern Munich

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Neuer27Laimer2Upamecano3Kim Min-jae19Davies45PavlovicBooked at 20mins22GuerreiroBooked at 90mins10Sané25MüllerSubstituted forde Ligtat 63'minutes42MusialaSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 90+3'minutes9Kane

Substitutes

4de Ligt13Choupo-Moting18Peretz36Aséko Nkili39Tel41Krätzig

Referee:Sascha Stegemann

Attendance:28,917

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Match ends, VfL Wolfsburg 1, FC Bayern München 2.

Second Half ends, VfL Wolfsburg 1, FC Bayern München 2.

Substitution, FC Bayern München. Eric Choupo-Moting replaces Jamal Musiala.

Attempt saved. Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Václav Cerny.

Raphaël Guerreiro (FC Bayern München) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Raphaël Guerreiro (FC Bayern München).

Jonas Wind (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tiago Tomás (VfL Wolfsburg) is shown the yellow card.

(FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tiago Tomás (VfL Wolfsburg).

Corner, FC Bayern München. Conceded by Maximilian Arnold.

Raphaël Guerreiro (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Václav Cerny (VfL Wolfsburg).

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Pavlovic (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Konrad Laimer.

Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aster Vranckx (VfL Wolfsburg).

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Václav Cerny replaces Ridle Baku.

Attempt saved. Leroy Sané (FC Bayern München) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Harry Kane (FC Bayern München) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tiago Tomás (VfL Wolfsburg).

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