Wayne Rooney was deployed in a deeper role by new England boss Gareth Southgate against Malta this evening.
However, the out-of-form Manchester United captain failed to make a significant impact alongside Jordan Henderson and Dele Alli.
It wasn’t a terrible performance by Rooney - although he was mocked on social media during the first half after a Malta player embarrassed him with a neat little nutmeg. (Scroll down to watch the video and see the reaction on Twitter).
The Maltese player briefly paused as he approached Rooney, who stood still and found himself on the receiving end of a well-executed nutmeg.
Twitter did not go easy on the England skipper.
Watch: Rooney nutmegged against Malta
Yeah, nobody seems to know what job the Malta player does...
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Dear oh dear, Wayne.
England comfortable against Malta
At the time of writing, England currently have a 2-0 lead over their opponents thanks to two first-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli.
Southgate and his men face a tougher test against Slovenia on Tuesday evening.
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