Wayne Rooney grateful for one final chance to wear an England shirt

Callum Wilson
Wilson has scored six league goals for Bournemouth this season
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18 November, 2018

England's all-time top scorer Rooney came on as a 58th-minute substitute, to roars from the crowd, with the team 2-0 up thanks to excellent first-half strikes from Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold with his first goal for his country.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Rooney said: "It went as I imagined it".

However, Wilson did get his goal to cap a dream debut for the 26-year-old, who has battled through the lower leagues and two cruciate ligament injuries in both knees to make it to the worldwide stage.

The former England captain was handed a befitting send-forth by thousands of English fans at Wembley on Thursday night, as he took to the pitch for his 120th, and final cap for Three Lions. It was a great game but unfortunately I couldn't get the goal.

"I asked Harry Kane to present me with the plaque and I hope to do the same for him one day".

"I'm proud to be the record goalscorer".

The DC United striker did come close to adding to his 53 goals when he forced Guzan into an excellent stop late into the game.

Gareth Southgate believes his England side will have learned the art of humility from Wayne Rooney's involvement with the squad over the past week.

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"It's brilliant. It sets up a really good finish to the year here".

Gareth Southgate was glad Wayne Rooney got the send-off he deserved, even if the England great's emotional post-match speech meant the manager had to abandon his critical debrief.

Kane sat alongside Rooney on the bench for the first 45 minutes as Wilson was handed his chance to impress on his global debut.

Lingard, one of the few England regulars to start, put in a good performance and his 25th minute goal, a ideal curling shot into the top corner, was a carbon copy of his strike against Panama at this year's World Cup.

The 18-year-old was making his first England start and built on his fine Bundesliga form by teeing up Alexander-Arnold to drill his first global goal into the far corner.

Lingard was the one to give his place to Rooney, who wore the armband for the last time in his football career. But Rooney was denied what would have been an extremely popular goal by visiting goalkeeper Brad Guzan in injury time.

The U.S fared better in the second half, and carved out a few half-chances, but it was England that got a third through Callum Wilson, who was making his global debut.


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