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Twitter reaction to Wayne Rooney breaking Bobby Charlton's record

Published 08/09/2015 | 21:52

England's Wayne Rooney (centre)celebrates scoring his sides second goal and his fiftieth for England during the UEFA European Qualifying match at Wembley
England's Wayne Rooney (centre)celebrates scoring his sides second goal and his fiftieth for England during the UEFA European Qualifying match at Wembley

Wayne Rooney has overtaken Bobby Charlton as England's record scorer after netting his 50th goal in Tuesday night's Euro 2016 qualifier with Switzerland at Wembley.

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Rooney equalled Charlton's record, which has stood for 45 years, with a penalty in last Saturday's 6-0 win at San Marino in Group E before he was substituted.

His withdrawal gave him the opportunity to notch his half century at Wembley, and he duly obliged six minutes from time.

Again it was from the penalty spot as England were awarded a spot-kick when Raheem Sterling was felled by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Referee Gianluca Rocchi had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and immediately home supporters chanted "Rooney, Rooney".

He did not disappoint his expectant public, firing into the top corner.

The Manchester United striker punched the air with both hands before celebrating with his team-mates.

Here's some of the best Twitter reaction:










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