Twitter reaction to Wayne Rooney breaking Bobby Charlton's record
Published 08/09/2015 | 21:52
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.
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:
I will eventually overtake him Clive. #49owngoals— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 8, 2015
Wayne Rooney is England's highest ever Goalscorer, what a night for him & it's 50 up more goals than any other England player @BreatheSport— Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) September 8, 2015
That record is a great one to have. Congratulations @WayneRooney— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 8, 2015
Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhh!! Yes Wazza Lad! Well done mate #RecordBreaker— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 8, 2015
@WayneRooney massive congrats!! Incredible achievement— mike tindall (@miketindall13) September 8, 2015
A certain someone reacts to Wayne Rooney's 50th international goal... pic.twitter.com/n2j6BuwqoL— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 8, 2015