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Behind the scenes of Wayne Rooney’s final England game

England 3- USA 0

England hosted USA on Thursday evening in an international friendly that was also Wayne Rooney’s final appearance for the Three Lions.

Rooney was awarded his 120th cap for England to celebrate his excellent international career and to raise money for his charity.

 

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‪Tonight’s game is dedicated to all the children I’ve met over the years through the @waynerooneyfoundation. Especially Jasmine who sadly passed away in August. It was an honour to meet her and her lovely family many times at @clairehouse, amazing people. Thanks to everyone who’s donated tonight ‬

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Including his 120th honorary game, Rooney managed to score 53 goals for England, making him their all-time top scorer.

For the game vs USA, Rooney started the game on the bench but that would not stop an inexperienced England side starting the game very well.

Jesse Lingard would fire England ahead inside 26 minutes, which was followed by a Trent Alexander-Arnold goal just a minute later.

Alexander-Arnold’s goal was also assisted by rising star Jadon Sancho who has made a name for himself this season with his countless assists for Dortmund.

Thursday’s game would also see Callum Wilson make his England debut after a superb start to the season with Bournemouth.

Wilson would start for England and eventually get his goal in the 77th minute.

The man of the evening, Wayne Rooney, would eventually come on as a sub in the 58th minute.

Rooney looked like he hadn’t missed a step since his last England appearance back in November of 2016.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Jadon Sancho of England runs with the ball during the International Friendly match between England and United States at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

‘It’s the right thing to do and I’m sure it will happen again’

Wayne Rooney has also commented on his last England appearance:

“It went as I imagined it, really.

“It’s been great the last few days, to see how they’re working and improving. It’s great the Football Association are celebrating players who have left a mark on international football in England. It’s the right thing to do and I’m sure it will happen again.

“Before playing the game I asked Harry Kane to present me with the award because I believe he will beat my goalscoring record and I look forward to presenting him with the trophy. It was a special day for me and my family.”

Behind the scenes of Rooney’s last England game

You can watch some behind the scenes footage of Rooney’s last England game below.

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