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Wayne Rooney becomes England's all-time leading scorer with his 50th international goal.

By The SI Staff
September 08, 2015

After tying Sir Bobby Charlton's record as England's top goal scorer, it took Wayne Rooney one game to seize control as the nation's new goal king. 

Rooney scored on a penalty against Switzerland in its Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday, notching his 50th international goal at Wembley Stadium and setting the new standard for England.

Harry Kane had opened the scoring for England, which won 2–0 to go to a perfect 8-0-0 in Euro 2016 qualifying. Its place in next summer's competition in France was already assured thanks to a 6–0 rout of San Marino on Saturday.

Rooney iced the match in the 84th minute with his penalty, with the Manchester United striker confidently blasting a rightfooted effort by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer after Raheem Sterling was taken down in the box.

Watch Rooney's record-setting strike below:

​There could be plenty more to come for Rooney, still just 29. He plans on playing for England through the next World Cup and perhaps beyond. 

"I feel I'm capable of going to Russia," Rooney told the BBC. "After that, it may be a realistic time to see how I feel and if I feel it's not right for England or myself, I'll have a decision to make."

Rooney capped his memorable day by giving the following locker-room speech:

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