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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Glenn Hoddle gives his take on England boss Roy Hodgson reportedly planning to take off Wayne Rooney just before his goal against Estonia in the Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday.

England manager Roy Hodgson has denied that he wanted to take off Wayne Rooney during the Euro 2016 Group E clash against Estonia on Sunday.

The Manchester United forward scored with a brilliant free kick in the 73rd minute at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn.

It proved to be the winning goal against the 10-man Estonia side, but just before the goal it appeared that Rooney was going to be taken off.

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert seemed ready to come on when the former Everton star scored, but Hodgson later denied that he was planning to pull out Rooney.

Rooney remained on the pitch for the rest of the match, with former Tottenham Hotspur manager Glenn Hoddle later backing Hodgon’s stance not to take off the United captain.

‘Roy is saying what he is saying’, the 56-year-old told ITV. ‘We have all done it. I remember doing exactly the same - player scored and you just say: nah, hold it’.

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