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True to form, at the Wagatha Christie trial Wayne Rooney may have just decided the game

Tom Peck


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Coleen and Wayne Rooney leaving the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Coleen and Wayne Rooney leaving the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Wayne Rooney giving evidence at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Wayne Rooney giving evidence at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney arrives at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Yui Mok/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney arrives at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Yui Mok/PA Wire

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Coleen and Wayne Rooney leaving the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The witness box of Court 13 is far from the only box into which Wayne Rooney has made a well-timed late arrival, and the results were typically devastating.

Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer was the penultimate witness in his wife’s defence, and though we can’t know yet, it’s quite possible he’s decided the game.


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