"It had to be him" was the stock reaction to Wayne Rooney opening the scoring in England's 3-1 win over Switzerland in Basel last night.
It was, we were told, inevitable that he would grab the headlines for his football after those salacious stories about his private life kept the back and front pages busy over the past few days (and continue to do so in some this morning).
Except it wasn't really, was it? Rooney's opening goal at St Jakob Park was his first for England in a year, and a simple tap-in against the meanest defence in Europe to boot. Early Doors would even go as far as to call itRead More »from England learn obvious lessons