Football pays tribute to England captain Wayne Rooney

Tuesday 08 Sep 2015
Wayne Rooney applauds England's fans
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Football's great and good took to Twitter on Tuesday night to pay tribute to Wayne Rooney breaking England's goalscoring record.

The England captain fired home from the spot against Switzerland to secure his 50th goal for the Three Lions – and the nation responded with an outpouring of praise and gratitude.

England 2-0 Switzerland

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Tuesday 8 September 2015

Former striker Gary Lineker, third on England's all-time list behind Rooney and Sir Bobby Charlton, offered his congratulations to Rooney, as did fifth-highest scorer and former Three Lions and Manchester United team-mate Michael Owen and the legendary David Beckham.

By James Callow Content manager At Wembley Stadium connected by EE