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Wayne Rooney

Eng­land 3 Slov­e­nia 1, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, UEFA Euro­pean Quali­fier, Nov­ember 15, 2014. Way­ne Roo­ney sco­red dur­ing his 100th seni­or ap­pear­ance for Eng­land as The Three Li­ons be­at the min­nows of Slov­e­nia 3-1, and the young vet­er­an was now chas­ing the re­cord of Pe­ter Shilton who won 125 full caps for his coun­try be­tween Nov­ember 1970 and Ju­ly 1990. 

Fol­low­ing the vic­tory over Slov­e­nia, Roy Hodgson´s merry men were now top­ping UEFA Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Qual­i­fy­ing Group E wi­th a max­im­um twelve points from four ga­mes, six points in front of Slov­e­nia and Switzer­land, who bo­th had six points from the ex­act same amount of mat­ches. Roy Hodg­son: “We have now beaten Switzer­land away and Slov­e­nia at ho­me, which puts us in a good po­s­i­tion.” Eng­land Te­am: Joe Hart, Nath­aniel Clyne, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Phil Ja­gielka, Kier­an Gibbs, Ra­heem Ster­ling, Jor­dan Hen­derson, Jack Wil­shere, Ad­am Lal­lana, Way­ne Roo­ney, Dan­ny Wel­beck. Sub­stitutes: Chris Small­ing, Calum Cham­bers, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Ross Barkley, Stew­art Down­ing, Al­ex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain, Rick­ie Lam­bert, Theo Wal­cott, Saido Be­rahino, Fraser For­ster, Ben Fo­ster. Slov­e­nia Te­am: Samir Handan­ovic, Bostjan Cesa, Branko Ilic, An­draz Struna, An­draz Kirm, Miso Brecko, Kev­in Kampl, Jas­min Kur­tic, Ales Mer­telj, Val­ter Birsa, Milivo­je Novakovic. Sub­stitutes: Sin­isa An­delkovic, Domin­ic Maroh, Mir­al Samard­z­ic, Zeljko Fili­povic, De­jan Laz­ar­ev­ic, Mar­tin Milec, Ne­jc Pec­nik, Ra­jko Rot­man, Zlatan Lju­bi­jankic, Dalibor Stevan­ovic, Vid Belec, Jan Oblak.

 

Wayne Rooney Quickfacts

Way­ne Roo­ney be­came England’s fifth highest goalscorer of all time af­ter re­gis­ter­ing his 30th and 31st in­ter­na­tion­al goals for The Three Li­ons dur­ing a com­pre­hens­ive 5-0 tri­umph ag­ainst un­fan­cied San Marino at Wemb­ley Sta­dium in a FIFA Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier fix­ture on the 12th of Oct­ober 2012.

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