Wayne Rooney gave a speech to his team-mates in the changing room at Wembley after breaking the England goalscoring record.

The Manchester United striker, who had drawn level with Sir Bobby Charlton on 49 goals against San Marino at the weekend, reached his half-century late on in the 2-0 success over Switzerland.

Raheem Sterling won a penalty with some clever footwork, allowing Rooney the chance to convert from the penalty spot for the second time in four days.

The Three Lions captain made no mistake, firing into the roof of the net to make history.

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The forward was applauded by his team-mates after the final whistle and gathered himself before being presented with a ‘Rooney 50′ jersey by Roy Hodgson.

The England boss then led the calls for a speech and Rooney obliged.

“I’d like to thank every one of you… coaches, players, staff who I’ve worked with for such a long time,” said the 29-year-old.

“This is such a huge moment for myself, for my family and my career.

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“Hopefully, for the team and for myself, there’s a lot more to come.”

“We can be successful and hopefully there’s a lot of the younger lads – Harry [Kane], Ross [Barkley], Raheem [Sterling] coming through – who can come close and even pass me in the future.

“I’m grateful. It means the world to me. Thank you very much.”

Rooney will now turn his attentions back to club football, with his Manchester United side facing a big game against Liverpool this weekend.

Source: The Mirror

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