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Rooney Breaks Record As England Sink Swiss

Euro 2016 Qualifier

Result: England 2-0 Switzerland

Date: 08 September 2015

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Wayne Rooney became England's all-time top scorer following his goal in the Three Lions' 2-0 win over Switzerland in their Euro 2016 Qualifier.

Roy Hodgson was dealt a blow after just three minutes, when Fabian Delph had to be substituted due to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Ross Barkley.

The home side nearly went ahead in the 17th minute when James Milner picked out Rooney in the area, but the Manchester United striker placed his effort wide of the upright.

Rooney then turned provider to thread a pass for Milner in the 23rd minute, but the midfielder's effort was palmed away by Swiss goalkeeper, Yann Sommer.

Joe Hart was called upon in the 33rd minute when the Manchester City came rushing off his line to deny Xherdan Shaqiri inside the area.

Sommer frustrated England once again in the 52nd minute when the goalkeeper did well to keep out Rooney's glancing header.

The deadlock was eventually broken in the 64th minute when Luke Shaw picked out Harry Kane on the edge of the area and the striker fired home a low effort at Sommer's near post.

Switzerland should have levelled matters  in the 82nd minute when Gokhan Inler skip past two defenders, before teeing up Shaqiri in the area, but the Stoke City man dragged his effort wide of the mark.

Rooney sealed the win for England two minutes later when he converted a spot-kick, which saw him become England's all-time top scorer with 50 goals.

Hodgson's team remain top and have already secured qualification for next year's showpiece in France, while Switzerland stay second.


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