Rooney a goal from England record, Del Bosque hits century

Wayne Rooney closed to within one goal of Englandand’s all-time scoring record on Sunday, while Vicente del Bosque reached his 100th game in charge of Spain with a victory in European Championship qualifying.
Rooney moved to the brink of matching Bobby Charltonand’s England scoring milestone of 49 goals by clinching a 3-2 victory over Slovenia. In Belarus, David Silva gave Spain a harder-than-expected 1-0 win to ensure Del Bosque could celebrate his 100th match in charge of the two-time defending champions. Slovakia remained with England as the only sides to have won all six group qualifiers after seeing off Macedonia 2-1 to stay top of Group C, three points ahead of Spain. Russia, meanwhile, slumped to a 1-0 home loss to Austria and has an uphill climb to earn automatic qualification for the 2016 finals in France as one of the top two teams in each group.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman