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Rooney happy proving England matchwinner in Estonia

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was delighted to prove England's matchwinner in Estonia.

England boss Roy Hodgson admitted he was considering taking off Rooney before his late winner after the Manchester United striker missed a string of chances.

But Rooney, who edged ever closer to Sir Bobby Charlton's goal record with his 43rd goal for England with the only goal against hosts Estonia, says he justified his place to stay on and is always confident he can score.

"I've shown over the years I'm always capable of scoring goals," said Rooney.

"The keeper made a good save at the end from me. We are playing well, the pleasing thing is that we have a young team and we hung in there.

"We knew that's how the game would go. We know they are tough games with men behind the ball and it's tough to break them down. It's a good win. For the goal, it was close in so I was focusing on getting it over the wall.

"We said before the game it would be tough, and they would put men behind the ball, and tonight it was.

"It (the free kick) was close, so I was focusing on trying to get it up and over the wall as quick as I could, and thankfully it's gone in.

"We are playing well. The pleasing thing tonight is, with a young team who knew it was going to be tough, we hung in there and got the goal.

"We saw the game out well, and we are always learning as a team. It's nights like tonight that will help us."

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