England continued their superb form in the Euro 2016 qualifiers by beating Switzerland 2-0 at Wembley Stadium.
The headline performance was delivered by Wayne Rooney, who became the first-ever player to score 50 goals for the national side, marking his 107th appearance for the Three Lions with a second-half penalty.
In converting the spot kick—won by Raheem Sterling—Rooney bested Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, established in 1970.
Harry Kane scored the first, breaking the deadlock with a fine finish from inside the box, after a tight, tense showing.
With the home side having taken the lead, the Swiss poured forward, desperate to restore parity, but they were unable to truly trouble Joe Hart.
While the home side ultimately secured the victory—and will have delighted Roy Hodgson—the Three Lions’ first-half performance left a lot to be desired, with England lacking coherence and cohesion.
Hodgson’s side remain the only side across all nine qualification groups to retain a 100 percent record, and certainly during their second-half showing, the Three Lions demonstrated that they could be genuine contenders next summer.