Date: 15th June 2015 at 1:05pm
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Yesterday, Wayne Rooney moved a step closer to becoming England`s all-time record goal-scorer.

Captaining England, against Slovenia, the game was delicately poised at 2-2 when, with minutes to go, Rooney latched on to a through ball to plant the ball in the net for his 48th goal for his country.

Rooney is now level with Gary Lineker as the second most prolific scorer the country has had.

Just ahead of Rooney, with 49 goals, is the legend that is Sir Bobby Charlton.

It`s not a matter of if Wayne breaks the record but more probably when.

Talking about his captains` performance yesterday, Roy Hodgson had this to say,

“Wayne`s performance says a lot of things about him as a man. Just before he took that chance he took a nasty blow from an elbow, which could have decked many a player and led him to losing his discipline.

“It didn`t – and he got up. The fact one or two chances had gone begging, when the ball fell to him he still stuck it away with aplomb. We can rely on that man.”


Indeed we can, it took a certain type of striker to finish off that late chance after previous opportunities hadn`t quite gone his way.