England all-time best scorer Wayne Rooney played his last match for his country on Thursday night at Wembley Stadium. It turned out to be the perfect send-off for the former captain because the youngsters destroyed USA 3-0. The 33-year-old says goodbye with 53 goals and 12o caps for the Three Lions. Today, we want to look at 5 major things you missed during Rooney final game for England.
5. Fan invade pitch to hug Rooney
Wayne Rooney confronted by Wembley pitch invader during England farewell #epl: Wayne Rooney was confronted by a pitch invader during his last ever England appearance as the Three Lions cruised to a 3-0 friendly win over the… https://t.co/ZnTKpy8RWb pic.twitter.com/qQBiDjnqe6
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It was no doubt an emotional night for English football fans all over the World as they watched their record goalscorer Wayne Rooney play his final international game. However, for one curious fan at Wembley, this was the only opportunity he had to hug his hero. In the 68th minute, a man in his 20s invaded the pitch to hug the man of the moment. The stewards quickly whisked him away but the crowds loved it.
4. Usain Bolt Entertains
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World 100m record holder Usain Bolt could not watch as Wayne Rooney received all the attention at Wembley Stadium. The Jamaican was on the pitch at halftime to take pictures with the fans. He also oversaw a crazy sprint challenge that saw some fans try out their luck in the speed zone. The highlight of this session was a disastrous fall by one fan but he made it look easy by completing with a somersault.
3. Sancho Brilliance
Emotional evening tonight making my full @England debut at Wembley and playing in front of my family! Good to get an assist and send off @WayneRooney with a win , true legend! 🏴🦁 pic.twitter.com/3WYbXF6MEE
— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) November 16, 2018
England coach Gareth Southgate decision to start a relatively young team against the USA on Thursday night was greatly rewarded with a 3-0 win at the end. All the big guns were rested for the weekend Nations League clash against Croatia.
The biggest beneficiaries were teen sensation Jadon Sancho, Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson and Brighton centre-back Lewis Dunk among others.
Wayne Rooney is leaving the stage and 18-year-old midfielder Sancho is taking it over by storm. He has been terrorizing defenders in Bundesliga since the season started. On Thursday, he became the first outfield player to start a game for England while playing for a club outside the UK since David Beckham (LA Galaxy) in 2009. In fact, he made it count with an assist for the second goal scored by Trent Alexander-Arnold.