Rooney breaks England's scoring record with penalty

BY foxsports • September 8, 2015

LONDON (AP) Wayne Rooney has broken Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old scoring record for England by netting his 50th career international goal.

Rooney converted a penalty in the 84th minute for a 2-0 lead against Switzerland on Tuesday in a European Championship qualifier at Wembley Stadium.

The Manchester United forward blasted his spot kick high into the net before clutching both fists and running over to celebrate in front of the England supporters.

Charlton scored 49 goals in 106 England games. Rooney needed 107 games to get to 50. He had equaled the record by netting a penalty in a 6-0 win against San Marino on Saturday.

England has already qualified for Euro 2016.