English striker Wayne Rooney is closing in on the record for most international goals by an Englishman. Gary Lineker, currently second on that list, is starting to get a little nervous.
Feel Rooney's breath on the back of my neck.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 18, 2014
After Rooney netted two goals in Tuesday's win over Scotland, Lineker shared some wishful thinking on Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Rooney retires from international football.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 18, 2014
Rooney's brace moved his goal total to 46, two behind Lineker and three behind Bobby Charlton. Still, Lineker is more prolific than both Rooney and Charlton on a per game basis. His 48 goals came in only 80 games, while Charlton and Rooney each played over 100.
- Dan Gartland