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Goalscoring record in sight for England skipper

WAYNE ROONEY stands on the brink of history in the tiny footballing outpost of the San Marino Stadium in Serravalle with the England captain two goals away from becoming the country’s greatest ever goalscorer.

A brace in San Marino would take Rooney on to 50 international goals, surpassing World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton’s 49-goal haul, and Hills make the Manchester United skipper evens to hit the double against the minnows.

Ladbrokes are enhancing the record being broken from 4-5 to 2-1, although that is only for a maximum of £10.

Rooney can be backed at 7-2 with Hills to break the record in the first half and 13-8 to overhaul Charlton during the second period.

Bet365 offer 4-7 that Rooney, who has failed to score a Premier League goal this season, manages to bring up the 50 in the Euro 2016 double-header against San Marino and Switzerland (at Wembley on Tuesday), while it’s 5-2 with Hills that Charlton manages to keep the record beyond this month.

It’s been a hugely successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign for England, who are 12-1 with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes to win the competition in France next summer.

Roy Hodgson’s side are 10-11 with Coral to complete a perfect winning record in Group E and 1-4 with the same firm to end the campaign unbeaten.

 

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