Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Jun 24, 2016

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Wayne Rooney used to go to major tournaments feeling the weight of a nation on his shoulders. “I had to be the one to win us games, to win us tournaments,” the England captain said Thursday, opening up on his run of disappointing showings ...

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Russia captain Vasili Berezutski inflicted Euro 2016 heartache on England on Saturday after a day in which fan violence brought new shame on soccer. Gareth Bale’s cannon free kick helped Wales to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in its first match at a European ...

Surging United beats rival Liverpool

Jan 18, 2016

Surging United beats rival Liverpool

It was only three weeks ago that Manchester United was on an eight-match winless streak, Wayne Rooney was so out of form he was dropped to the bench, and manager Louis van Gaal appeared to be contemplating resigning. Now, United is unbeaten in 2016, ...

Premier League giants grab wins

Jan 3, 2016

Premier League giants grab wins

Normalcy was restored in the most unpredictable of Premier League seasons as Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United won to kick off 2016, with two of English soccer’s biggest stars grabbing winners after lean spells. But victory didn’t come easy for the three heavyweights ...

Rooney sets new England scoring mark

Sep 9, 2015

Rooney sets new England scoring mark

Wayne Rooney broke England’s scoring record as the hosts maintained their perfect record in European Championship qualifying with a 2-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday that secured top spot in Group E. Rooney slammed in a penalty in the 84th minute for his 50th ...

Rooney ties record as England qualifies

Sep 6, 2015

Rooney ties record as England qualifies

England became the first team to qualify for the 2016 European Championship by beating San Marino 6-0 on Saturday, with Wayne Rooney’s opening goal tying him for first place on the country’s all-time scoring list. Rooney set England on its way to a seventh ...