Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney now has 50 goals for England surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton's 49.Reuters

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. 

Here's what the England captain had to say:

Here are some of the Tweets:

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