Man Utd's Rooney outstanding striker in World Cup qualifying

Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney stands alone as the World Cup qualifying campaign's leading scorer.

After last night's 5-1 thumping of Croatian, Rooney took his goal tally to 9, two clear of his nearest rival.

Fabio Capello's Three Lions also are head-and-shoulders ahead of rivals in the overall scoring stakes.

GOAL GETTERS:

NATIONS
England .............................................. 31
Germany ............................................. 24
Bosnia-Herzegovina ......................... 21
Slovakia ............................................... 21

INDIVIDUALS
Wayne Rooney (England) .................. 9
Edin Dzeko (Bosnia-Herz) ................. 7
David Villa (Spain) ............................... 7
Miroslav Klose (Germany) ................. 6
Stanislav Sestak (Slovakia) ............... 6
Ebi Smolarck (Poland) ....................... 6
Wesley Sonck (Belgium) ................... 6

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