Wayne Rooney becomes England’s all-time leading goalscorer


Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time leading goalscorer as he scored his 50th international goal in a 2-0 win over Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night.

Rooney fired in a late penalty to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s record and prompt emotional celebrations, after Harry Kane had earlier come off the bench to put England in front during an even European Qualifier.

Manchester United striker Rooney had shot wide early on before seeing two efforts saved by the goalkeeper, while at the other end Granit Xhaka was denied by Joe Hart and Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri also could not best the England shot-stopper.

The 2-0 win gives England an unassailable lead at the top of Group E and keeps up their 100 per cent record during the campaign to reach Euro 2016.

The Manchester United striker scored his 50th international goal to seal a 2-0 victory for England against Switzerland and overtake Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-held record.

Rooney’s celebration in the 84th minute of the European Qualifier was full of emotion after he slammed a penalty high into the roof of the net past Yann Sommer. Raheem Sterling had been tripped to win the spot-kick.


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