Gary Lineker reacts to Rooney's record, pokes fun at himself, calls on Tottenham ace Kane to beat it

Gary Lineker

Lineker praised Manchester United's Wayne Rooney for doing what he could not, but urged Tottenham's Harry Kane to go on and eclipse his record.

It's official... Wayne Rooney is England's all time leading goalscorer.

The Manchester United striker netted his 50th international goal last night in a 2-0 win over Switzerland at Wembley.

He beat a record set by Sir Bobby Charlton more than four decades ago, having equalled it at the weekend with a strike against San Marino.

This one once again was a penalty, but they all count, just ask Gary Lineker.

The former England international famously missed a spot-kick back in 1992 which would have equalled Charlton's tally, and he was never add another, retiring on 48 goals to Charlton's 49.

Lineker was in self-deprecating mood, praising Rooney for succeeding where others failed, most notably himself.

Lineker sent another message, asking if Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane can one day go onto beat him.

Kane scored the opener in England's 2-0 win, which saw the Three Lions maintain their 100 per cent record in Euro 2016 qualification.

The striker has a long way to go, but does have youth on his side, and has made a strong start to his England goalscoring career. He has three goals in four appearances so far.

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