Wayne Rooney celebrates 50th penalty for England

Against, who was it again, Switzerland?

Wayne Rooney scored his 50th penalty for England
HISTORY: Rooney (Image: BikeMIke)

Wayne Rooney was this morning celebrating scoring his 50th penalty for England as Roy Hodgson’s side ran out 2-0 winners over, who was it, Switzerland?

That’s right, Switzerland.

The Manchester United striker, waning, was on hand to convert yet another spot kick as he became England’s all-time leading scorer of penalties in Euro 2016 qualifiers.

It marks a significant departure from that season a few years ago when he was missing penalties left, right and centre, at least according to some Sky Sports graphic or other.

Tweeting exclusively to Twitter, a number of England greats past and present paid tribute to Wayne Rooney and his historic achievement.

Unfortunately, the aforementioned tributes are far too anodyne to reproduce here for you now – so we found some washed-up old pundit to gabble something arbitrary.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Tony Cascarino scolded us for not doing our research.

He said: “I played for Republic of Ireland, you ninnies.

“But yes, I was born in Kent. Fair point. Well done Wayne, I suppose.”