Rooney gets England going

Wayne Rooney set England on their way to a famous 2-1 victory over Brazil at Wembley last night.

The United forward followed up Theo Walcott’s effort on 26 minutes, before going on to complete the match along with Chris Smalling, whilst Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck were taken off after 45 minutes and 60 minutes respectively.

The players wore black armbands to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, and to remember the lives lost in a recent nightclub tragedy in Brazil.

Elsewhere, Robin Van Persie played the first 45 minutes of Holland’s 1-1 draw with Italy in Amsterdam, while Javier Hernandez featured for Mexico in their goalless draw with Jamaica.

Patrice Evra played the full 90 minutes of France’s 2-1 defeat to Germany, while Jonny Evans was only used in the first half of Northen Ireland’s 0-0 draw with Malta.

Shinji Kagawa provided two assists in Japan’s 3-0 win over Latvia, while Antonio Valenica got the first goal in Ecuador’s 3-2 win over Portugal, who played Nani for 74 minutes.

Away from the internationals, the Daily Mail have reported that Atletico Madrid could be lining up a bit to take David De Gea back to the Spanish capital, as their chances of agreeing a permanent deal for Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois look doubtful.