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(Video) Match Report: England 2-0 Switzerland – Wayne Rooney breaks Sir Bobby Charlton’s record

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.

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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.

 

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