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Rooney ends England drought
by Paul Kennedy, September 7th, 2010 6:10PM
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[EURO 2012 QUALIFYING] Perhaps Wayne Rooney should create some controversy before every England match. The Manchester United striker, on the front page of all the tabloids for revelations about his private life,  scored his first international goal in almost one year to lead England to a 3-1 win over Switzerland in Basel in their Euro 2012 qualifier on Tuesday.

England coach Fabio Capello praised Rooney, accused by a young woman of paying her thousands of pounds for trysts at five-star hotels while Rooney's wife Coleen was expecting their son Kai.

“When he is focused on the pitch and not on other things … he did this today,” said the Italian. “Afterward, he was really happy, Rooney and the other players.”

Rooney had not scored for England since its 5-1 win over Croatia last September clinched a berth at the 2010 World Cup, where he went scoreless in four games.

Substitutes Adam Johnson and Darren Bent also scored for England, which has won both its games in Euro qualifying. It beat Bulgaria, 4-0, on Friday at Wembley Stadium.



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