Internationals: Teemu Pukki breaks Finland all-time goalscoring record

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki made history on Tuesday by becoming Finland's record goalscorer with two goals against Kazakhstan in World Cup qualifying.

Sitting second in the chart with 31 goals ahead of the match, Pukki showed his usual killer instinct in front of goal to net twice at the Astana Arena and overtake Huuhkajat legend Jari Litmanen to take top spot on his own.

His first was vintage Pukki - with little space in the six-yard area his first touch took the ball away from his marker and his second saw him poke the ball past the Kazakhstan goalkeeper.

That goal equalled the record, and he capitalised on a goalkeeping error to break it. A thunderous Urho Nissila strike was fumbled by Igor Shatskiy and Pukki stabbed home to create Finnish football history.

The goals were enough for Finland to clinch the three points and boost their chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Qatar. With two games to go in Group D, Finland are third, level on points with Ukraine who occupy second spot and a place in the play-offs.

Pukki was substituted on 78 minutes and will now return to Norwich to prepare for City's match with Brighton on Saturday.

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