Wayne Rooney eyes scoring record and top spot for England

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Wayne Rooney hopes to break England's goalscoring record against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night but his focus is on Roy Hodgson's men sealing top spot in Euro 2016 qualifying Group E.

Manchester United forward Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton's England record of 49 goals by scoring in Saturday's 6-0 defeat of San Marino, a win which secured their place for France next summer.

And the 29-year-old England captain has loftier goal targets and is prepared to be patient if number 50 does not happen against the Swiss.


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"It would be nice to do it at Wembley," Rooney said.

"It would be nice to do it and move on from that and concentrate on the team again. That's the most important thing. To try to win the game tomorrow and finish the group top.

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"If it happens tomorrow then great. If not, it's not something that will concern me. The main concern is the game.

"I feel I've still got quite a lot of games left to play for England. If I was sat here saying 'I just want to get 50 goals' then I'd be lying.

"I'd be disappointed if I ended my England career on 50 goals. I want to kick on and try to score as many goals as I can.

"I've still got plenty of games to do that. Hopefully by the time I finish playing it will be more goals than 50."

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