The moment Wayne Rooney embraced a pitch invader in final England cap

Ross Houston
November 16, 2018

"When I first came into the England set-up, Wayne was captain and welcomed me and made me feel at home", Delph said, via The Guardian.

Next up for the Three Lions is win or bust in Sunday's Nations League game with Croatia when victory will see England reach the semi-finals, but defeat relegate them.

Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson netted for England on another good night for Southgate.

England's Wayne Rooney applauds the fans after England defeated the United States at Wembley Stadium in London.


Wayne Rooney is now the record goalscorer for England and Manchester United with 53 and 253 strikes respectively but believes Kane will trump his worldwide tally which is why he chose the Spurs striker to present him with the trophy. It's a great group of young players who have a really bright future.

Sancho has quickly made a name for himself at Borussia Dortmund and the 18-year-old built on his fine Bundesliga form by teeing up Alexander-Arnold to drill his first worldwide goal into the far corner.

"His chapter is ending now and mine is just starting". It was a great game but unfortunately I couldn't get the goal. It's a moment I'll treasure for the rest of my life.

When asked about becoming a coach or manager when he hangs up his boots, he told Manchester United's website: "Yeah, it is something I am passionate about and I want to do". He was brought back into the England squad for one final appearance and was given a guard of honour before kick-off.


I'm sure in the next few years they will go close to being the next team to bring a trophy back for England.

If taking Michael Owen's spot as the youngest Liverpool player for score for England wasn't enough, the 20-year old kept things tidy at the back - including helping to keep fellow up and comer and perennial Liverpool target Christian Pulisic quiet as the Borussia Dortmund attacker switched between the wings and ran between the lines on what was ultimately a frustrating night for the American worldwide. We gave Wayne a week that he deserved.

" We were caught in transition and wide open".


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