England beat USA in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday night, in a match billed as Wayne Rooney’s farewell international after the MLS striker returned to the international side.
The hosts strolled to an easy victory with a relatively inexperienced starting line-up ahead of a Nations League tie at the weekend and were two-nil up after less than half an hour.
The man of the moment, currently at D.C. United, entered the fray in the 58th minute but was unable to get the goal that the crowd so wanted him to get.
These were the best of the jokes from England 3-0 USA:
Genuine danger the political collapse of the United Kingdom might start to overshadow Wayne Rooney Day
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) November 15, 2018
England XI to face USA: Rooney, Rooney's Mum, Rooney's Dad, Rooney's Brother, Colleen, Rooney's Mate Dave, Rooney's Butcher, Rooney's Wig, Rooney's Other Mate Who's Also Called Dave, The Lad Who Runs The Red Lion In Washington, Lingard
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 15, 2018
All of Rooney's kids have "Daddy" on the back of their shirts except for his oldest who definitely pulled a "hell no I'm too old for this 'Daddy' mess" pic.twitter.com/T2lfcPICQ5
— Ryan Rosenblatt (@RyanRosenblatt) November 15, 2018
— Darren Walker (@daz_walker) November 15, 2018
‘England looking sharp tonight’
They’re playing fucking America, Martin. #ENGUSA
— Luke Perrin (@LukePerrin_) November 15, 2018
USA fans after those two goals pic.twitter.com/93gUtSkqAf
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) November 15, 2018
England show USA how it’s done. pic.twitter.com/enVsBggMLR
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 15, 2018
— Craig Wilkinson (@craig_wilko06) November 15, 2018
— RL (@SirRandyLayman) November 15, 2018
— james (@itsjameshayes) November 15, 2018
— MilesMorales (@GavinTaylorPip) November 15, 2018
— topher knowles (@topherknowles) November 15, 2018
There should be no room for sentiment in the player ratings tonight:
"ROONEY 6️⃣ Came on too late to make an impact."
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) November 15, 2018
England blew a 13 colony lead
— Nick (@NickRTID) November 15, 2018
— Don't touch that! (@stripe_eye) November 15, 2018