Wayne Rooney Farewell Match Highlights

Callum Wilson

Wilson has scored six league goals for Bournemouth this season

England manager Gareth Southgate said he was pleased with his team's display and with the send-off for Rooney.

In Thursday's match, the goals were contributed by Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson, while the Three Lions' beloved Wayne Rooney played in his 120th match with the team.

On the back of his truly impressive form for Liverpool, there was no surprise when Reds youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold was named alongside club captain Jordan Henderson and the increasingly indispensable Joe Gomez in Gareth Southgate's England squad, but there was more than one eyebrow raised when the 20-year old fulfilled what he's since called a "childhood dream" by bagging his first senior goal for the Three Lions in an emphatic 3-0 win over the United States at Wembley.

Should England avenge their heartbreaking World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia on Sunday at Wembley, Southgate's men can build on the progress made by surpassing expectations in Russian Federation this summer by qualifying for the semi-finals of the inaugural Nations League. I thought at times we pressed really well, but at times the U.S. got through us too easily and towards the end of the game we didn't play with discipline. We gave Wayne a week that he deserved.

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'We were caught in transition and wide open.

'We had a really inexperienced team out there again, so they've come through and learned a lot, and we've paid our respects to one of our greatest ever players.

However, the former England captain says he is planning to return to England once he quits playing, and already has his next role in mind.

The victor of Sunday's clash between the World Cup semi-finalists is fascinatingly poised, with both sides able to win the Group A4 or be relegated after Croatia shocked Spain 3-2 on Thursday evening.

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The DC United striker did come close to adding to his 53 goals when he forced Guzan into an excellent stop late into the game.

Wilson said: "Wayne is a legend for England, he has achieved so much throughout his career and to share the pitch with him was a great honour".

"It has been a brilliant year no matter what happens on Sunday". I believe I was good enough to get back in the team, but I never really got that opportunity. We will have to be better without the ball, in particular.

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