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Wayne Rooney overtakes Sir Bobby Charlton to become England's leading goalscorer

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 September 2015, 13:23 IST

Wayne Rooney scored his 50th international goal in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at London's Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, 8 September, to become England's all-time leading goal scorer.

The 29-year-old Manchester United striker surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record of 49 goals with a penalty strike in the 84th minute, and was given a standing ovation by the fans.

England won the game 2-0 after Harry Kane had given the Three Lions a lead in the 67th minute after coming on as a substitute.

Reflecting on his milestone, Rooney said that it was a great feeling and a dream come true, adding that he was extremely proud of setting a new England record.

With the win, England stay on course to top Group E with a perfect record ahead of October's final two qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

-ANI

First published: 9 September 2015, 13:23 IST
 
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