The striker scored a penalty against Switzerland on Tuesday to become the Three Lions’ record goalscorer
England captain Wayne Rooney netted a penalty in the 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win against Switzerland to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as the country’s highest ever goalscorer.
Rooney had previously equalled Charlton’s record with a penalty in the 6-0 win over San Marino on Saturday, but had to wait until the 84th minute on Tuesday before steadying himself and blasting the ball past Yann Sommer in the Switzerland goal.
Harry Kane had previously put Roy Hodgson’s side ahead with a powerful left-footed strike after 67 minutes, but Rooney’s goal marked the occasion and made history in English football.
So with the Manchester United striker becoming the Three Lions’ highest ever goalscorer, how did the footballing world react to the achievment? Goal takes a look…
Congratulations to my friends! Record-breaking goal by @WayneRooney and Euro qualification for @David_Alaba! pic.twitter.com/7JRJjkdGjK
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) September 8, 2015
I grew up watching this man score for England! It was a honour to share that moment with him! Congrats @WayneRooney pic.twitter.com/1KDvW4yyJo
— Harry Kane (@hkane28) September 8, 2015
Congratulations to our captain @waynerooney on becoming Englands all time leading goalscorer tonight !! #wazza
— Theo Walcott (@theowalcott) September 8, 2015