On Friday 13 October 2012,
England blanked visiting San Marino 5-0 in a round three Europe 2012 World Cup
Fifth best scorer
In the game that set off at 2200hrs local time at the Wembley Stadium, skipper on the day Wayne Rooney scored a brace a penalty on 35 minutes and a goal on 70 minutes to lead the Three Lions to a 5-0 whitewash of the visitors.
The two goals for Rooney improved his goal tally for England to 31 to become the fifth best scorer after Bobby Charlton (49), Gary Linekar (48), Jimmy Greaves (44) and Michael Owen (40).
-Obviously it's a great
honour for me,Rooney told ITV.
-There's some great players there and to be in the England top five goal scorers is something I'm extremely proud of.
-Hopefully there's many more to come, I'm only 26 still. There's a long way to go so hopefully I'll score a lot more, he added
Other than Rooney’s two, Danny Welbeck also got a brace – on 37 and 72 minutes and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
England now tops Group ‘H’ with seven points from three games.