"Somebody asked me to take a look at him and I thought he was a decent player", Keown said. "We'd had early in the game really, a nervy start maybe, and the goal really settled us down and then we deserved the win".
Kane would have been just 10 years old when England won the oval ball version of the World Cup in 2003. "We are one step closer to what is the biggest game in football as a professional".
From that first England camp where he admitted his mother was less than impressed to see him with a binbag - she sent her son a text afterwards, 'What's with the bags?' - to scoring in a World Cup quarter-final, one thing has not changed: England's team spirit.
Nearly 20 million people in Britain tuned in for the victory over Sweden, not accounting for the many more who watched in pubs and public viewing areas.
After the drama and tension of a penalty shoot-out win over Colombia in the last 16, Gareth Southgate's side enjoyed a relatively straightforward passage to the last four thanks to a 2-0 win over Sweden in Samara on Saturday.
"We're going to try our hardest", he assured.
"No-one wants to go home".
A sweet moment of a little boy receiving his very own World Cup after completing cancer treatment is capturing hearts across the globe.
"He [Kane] is top scorer - he's not easy to stop".
"Before I knew it, I'd missed my train".
It has been an incredible ascent for the Sheffield-born defender, who only made his England debut in a 1-0 qualifying victory over Lithuania in October. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud. "We managed to stop Messi and Eriksen so hopefully we can stop Kane", Dalic was quoted as saying by BBC Sports.