England captain Wayne Rooney made history by breaking his country’s goalscoring record in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland tonight.
He scored his 50th goal, which breaks the record previously held by former Manchester United star Sir Bobby Charlton, in the 2-0 victory at Wembley.
Rooney took advantage of a penalty awarded for a foul against Raheem Sterling to seal the win for the Three Lions on 84 minutes after Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane scored the first goal of the game.
Although Rooney has struggled during the beginning of the 2015-16 season with United, he has cemented his status as an English football legend even further after breaking a record that stood for 45 years.
Although not everyone has greeted’s Rooney iconic moment with joy, he got a large amount of praise from fans and fellow footballers on Twitter this evening. Here is some of the cheerful reaction…
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— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 8, 2015
Massive congratulations to @WayneRooney what an achievement
— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) September 8, 2015
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 8, 2015
Sitting on top of that tree now Wazza.. The big 50 !! Never in doubt… Well done mate. It’s the stuff of dreams. @WayneRooney
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) September 8, 2015
That record is a great one to have. Congratulations @WayneRooney
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 8, 2015
— Zack Leggett (@zdl95) September 8, 2015
To break Sir Bobby’s record at 29 is some achievement. Congratulations @WayneRooney. Hopefully he can do the same at United.
— Jateen Kooverjee (@J_K47) September 8, 2015
Say what you want about Wayne Rooney, he’s England’s all time top goal scorer mate — Preezy (@Pirthii_) September 8, 2015