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Rooney nets twice in derby win

Wayne Rooney scored twice as England beat Scotland 3-1 at Celtic Park in an encounter that wasn’t as feisty as the pre-match build up suggested.

With England players being booed in the warm-up, and God Save the Queen being booed just before kick-off, England certainly had a lot of motivation to silence the home crowds, and they did so, in a dominating performance. Jack Wilshere hit an inch-perfect 50 yard pass for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and the Arsenal winger headed past David Marshall to give England the lead. It stayed 1-0 until half time, but shortly after the restart a ricochet in the penalty box following a foul by Andrew Robertson led to Wayne Rooney producing a technically superb header past Craig Gordon, who came on as a half-time sub.

Scotland looked out of the game at this point, but Robertson popped up with less than ten minutes remaining to give the Scotland fans something to cheer about. A neat move down the left hand side saw Robertson glide past Raheem Sterling, before a neat one-two and a smart finish past Fraser Forster’s near post.

However, Scotland were to be hit by a sucker punch just a couple of minutes later, as a well-crafted passing move saw Rooney produce a smart finish, to take him to 46 goals, just three behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time scoring record.

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