Ward and Rooney meet up with McGregor.
England beat Switzerland in the European Championship Qualifiers. Kane scores in 67 minutes. Skipper Rooney scores a penalty with six minutes to go, breaking Bobby’s Charlton’s record with 50 goals in 107 matches. Manager Hodgson:
I wasn’t at all satisfied with the first half. But Wayne is the story of the night. I’m still happy too that despite not playing anywhere near our best we were still able to win the game against a good team. We are so delighted for Wayne. We made a small presentation in the dressing room to Wayne, a football shirt with 50 on the back. He gave a very good speech in accepting that. I don’t think Sir Bobby Charlton will be too disappointed.
Hodgson names Wayne Rooney New England captain.The England manager announces him as captain and presents him with an arm band, to mark a new era of the Three Lions. He replaces Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard. The 28 year-old striker has earned 95 cups for England and he debuts as captain in a match against Norway. He is also captain of Manchester United.
It is something I will take massive pride in doing. To be appointed captain is beyond my wildest dreams.
Rooney is named Captain and is expected to lead his team against Swansea on Saturday. He succeeds Nemanja Vidic who left the club for Italian side Inter Milan.
I look forward to leading the team out on Saturday at our first match of the new season.