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Infographic: How Wayne Rooney’s goals win games for England as he chases the goalscorer’s record

He's fat, he's round ... but his net-busting skills are vital for England. Wazza will equal Jimmy Greaves' 44 international goals if he bags a brace against Estonia

by Sean Goff | October 8, 2014

Wayne Rooney’s penalty against San Marino’s part-timers moved him one more rung up the England goal-scoring ladder, and with a trip to Estonia on Sunday, Wazza has his eyes set on adding to that tally.

Rooney is a brace shy of third-place Jimmy Greaves in the England scorers’ charts and will join the former Spurs ace if he manages to knock two past Estonia keeper Sergei Pareiko.

The Manchester United striker is 13/5 to get the first goal of the game and 13/5 to get two or more against Estonia as the Three Lions continue their march towards Euro 2016.

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[Major hat-tip to Maria Grogan in the Paddy Power Design Studio for this infographic]

The sides have met twice before and England have won 3-0 on both occasions in 2007. Rooney even bagged the second goal against Estonia at Wembley when the sides met in a European Qualifier.

More importantly for the Three Lions they’ve won 71.8 per cent of the matches that Rooney has scored in and have only won 50.7 per cent of the games he’s played and not scored.

A few more goals, and not only would Rooney take Jimmy Greaves’ place, he’d be ever closer to taking the smug smile off Gary Lineker’s face. Something we’d all welcome.

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