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Rooney Becomes England’s All-Time Record Scorer

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has become the English national team's all-time leading scoring after slotting home a penalty in England's 2-0 win over Switzerland.

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The striker scored an 84th-minute penalty on Tuesday night, which saw him reach 50 goals for England, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton's record as the country's leading all-time goalscorer.

The Three Lions skipper was understandably emotional after achieving the feat and was delighted he was able to break the record at the home of English football, Wembley.

"It's a good feeling, obviously. I've known I've been close to it the last few games. To finally do it was a dream come true," he told reporters, as quoted by the Daily Star.

"I got a bit emotional out there. I'm happy it's done. It's a huge honour and one I'm extremely proud of.

"I was more nervous than normal. It was a big moment for me. I just picked my spot and put my boot through it. The keeper got a touch, but thankfully it had too much power.

"To be England's record scorer before the age of 30, it's something I could never have dreamt of. I'm immensely proud.

"I've scored a lot of goals under Roy and I'm grateful for the freedom he's given me."

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The record Rooney broke has stood for 45 years. He has now scored 50 goals in 107 appearances for England.

Do you think Rooney can officially go down as an England legend? Have your say in the comments section below. 

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