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COOLLY DONE: Wayne Rooney's (far left) successful penalty conversion was basically his only meaningful contribution in his debut as England captain.

Wayne Rooney led England as captain for the first time in the friendly win over Norway.

PA Sport takes a look at how the Manchester United forward performed.


The 28-year-old was the proudest man in Wembley as he walked the team out onto the famous turf.

Rooney was eager to get into the game early on and, although he struggled for clear possession, always looked for the ball. Was all smiles when he scored from the penalty spot.


Back in his more favoured central position alongside Daniel Sturridge, Rooney was expected to offer England a real menace down the middle, but went through a slow opening 20 minutes before dropping deeper.


In the first half, Rooney's speculative 25-metre shot was blocked, but there were no real clear-cut chances for the United frontman to attack in or around the Norway penalty area.

Made no mistake from the spot, though, crashing the ball high into the top-left corner.


Despite not having the best of night's himself, Rooney never shirked the responsibility of the armband, continually encouraging those around him to press in what was for large parts a match played out at a low tempo in front of a sparse Wembley crowd.