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Rooney Breaks England Scoring Record

Rooney-EnglandWayne Rooney admitted he was overcome with emotion as he broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s 45-year-old England scoring record with his 50th international goal in the three lions 2-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday. The England captain slammed a penalty into the top-left corner in the 84th minute at Wembley Stadium to put Roy Hodgson’s side two goals up after Harry Kane had opened the scoring in the EURO 2016 qualifier.

Rooney’s goal took the 29-year-old Manchester United striker past Charlton’s mark, which had stood since May 1970, and made him the first England player to score a half-century of goals. It came on his 107th appearance for his country, which is one more than Charlton achieved during a storied international career.

“I was bit emotional, it’s a huge honour and one I am extremely proud of,” Rooney said. “It’s a great feeling. I’ve been close for the last few games and it’s a dream come true.”

Despite being so desperate to break the record, Rooney said he was able to keep his nerves in check as he dispatched his ice-cool penalty.

“I knew it was a big moment and just picked my corner and put my foot through it,” he added. “To be the record scorer before the age of 30 is nothing I could have imagined.”

Roy Hodgson’s side had already wrapped up qualification for Euro 2016 with a 6-0 win over San Marino last weekend, but the Swiss were a far tougher proposition and the Three Lions failed to break through.

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph was taken off after less than 30 seconds having pulled a hamstring and his replacement Ross Barkley could not spark his side into life despite Rooney coming close on a number of occasions.

It was left to substitute Harry Kane to break the deadlock as the Spurs striker pounced on Luke Shaw’s low cross to net in the 67th minute.

Then, when Raheem Sterling was fouled late on, Rooney stepped up to bag his 50th international goal from a penalty.

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{ 8 comments… add one }

  • martin February 24, 2012, 4:48 am

    i have a ticket to sell entrance g block102 row 10 seat 2 just cant go anyone interested let me know

  • John March 29, 2011, 6:32 am

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  • PACO March 5, 2011, 7:15 pm

    ROSSBY what is your email address ? i am interested in getting the tickets if you have three

  • ROSSBY March 3, 2011, 10:24 am

    Ok i got tickets not knowing they were in the england section, if there is anyone who wants to trade let me know asap. They are level one tickets which are sold out in both sections

    • Marty March 7, 2014, 6:56 pm

      yes I ll buy them or trade

  • edward February 16, 2011, 10:30 am

    we going to teach england a lesson if they were are colonial masters we also show them that we are masters in football no drought that my boys will fail we shall much them boot for boot no matter the Rooney and rest we are Africans finest we will always be the pride of Africa black star the hope of glory

  • mhjoob November 13, 2009, 4:35 pm

    i want buy ticket

    • David Wilson November 13, 2009, 5:55 pm

      Game is sold out. There are no tickets available

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