Wayne's pride after brace
Friday, 12 October, 2012
Manchester United forward becomes England's fifth all-time top scorer
Wayne Rooney expressed his pride after moving fifth in England’s all-time goalscorers’ list.
The Manchester United star bagged a brace as the Three Lions cruised to a 5-0 win over San Marino at Wembley.
Stand-in skipper Rooney took his international tally to 31 with two well-taken efforts as his side moved top of World Cup Qualifying Group H.
He said: "There are some great players there and to be in the England top five is something to be proud of.
"I am only 26 so hopefully I will score a lot more.”
Danny Welbeck also scored twice and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain capped the victory with his first senior international goal.
But England could have notched up an even bigger scoreline after dominating possession throughout.
Rooney added: "We created some good chances and maybe there was a bit of poor finishing but it's not that easy when they put ten or eleven men behind the ball.
"It was difficult to break them down and we had to create chances and we managed to do that, so obviously we'll take the positives and it wasn't a bad result."
Patience was also the key for Rooney's Manchester United team-mate Welbeck, who struck his first goal of the campaign.
Welbeck said: "I want to score a goal in every game and this was my first of the season.
“I've been playing in different positions and it's all good experience for me, so I'm definitely happy."