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‘Wayne Rooney just reached legend status’: Twitter reacts as England captain equals goalscoring record

Wayne Rooney created history against San Marino this evening as he scored from the penalty spot to give England the lead and more importantly equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals for the national team.

The Three Lions skipper has not been at his best for Manchester United at the start of the new season as he’s failed to find the net in the Barclays Premier League, with his only goals coming in the UEFA Champions League second leg playoff tie against Club Brugge last month.

However, Rooney would have fancied his chances of equalling the record of Charlton’s, which had stood for over four decades, ahead of the game against the international minnows and wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet by converting a penalty in the 13th minute.

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His hopes of scoring his 50th goal in England colours were dashed when manager Roy Hodgson decided to withdraw him with the result in the bag, but there has been a huge reaction for his first-half accomplishment on Twitter:

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