Rooney hails Liverpool's Gerrard for England triumph

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney hailed England captain Steven Gerrard after victory over Ukraine.

The Liverpool ace created Rooney's winner on the night.

Rooney said: "Steven's delivery has been exceptional in this tournament. He's a world-class player and I thought tonight he was really brilliant.

"He drove us on at times. We're lucky to have a player like that in the team."

Rooney was delighted to settle the outcome after being banned for the opening two games against France and Sweden.

He said: "It was great to get three points and its always a great feeling to score. My overall game could have been a bit better but it was my first game for a while.

"The one thing I was delighted with was that I was always putting myself in goalscoring opportunities. I could have done better with a couple more but I got the goal and its three points."

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