England captain Wayne Rooney became the all-time highest goalscorer for his country, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 49 goals, which stood for 45 years.
The moment Rooney scored from the penalty spot against Swtizerland in the European Qualifier game on Tuesday, Twitter erupted as footballing fans and renowned players around the world congratulated the England striker.
This record will now be with the Manchester United forward for quite some time. Other English strikers are not even close to equalling the current tally.
The 30-year-old United forward did not even dream about achieving this feat. Rooney's fellow England mates welcomed him with a huge round of applause in the dressing room. He expressed his happiness and delivered a speech for his teammates in the dressing room after the match as well.
— England (@england) September 8, 2015
Here's what the England captain had to say:
Here are some of the Tweets:
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 8, 2015
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 8, 2015
Sitting on top of that tree now Wazza.. The big 50 !! Never in doubt... Well done mate. It's the stuff of dreams. @WayneRooney
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) September 8, 2015
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 8, 2015
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) September 8, 2015
7 - Wayne Rooney has now scored in seven consecutive competitive games for England - a post-war record. Great. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 8, 2015
Wayne Rooney celebrating becoming England top goal scorer pic.twitter.com/KfIvHCubhB
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) September 8, 2015
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) September 9, 2015