Wayne Rooney Scores for England Against Uruguay at the World Cup

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJune 19, 2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England scores his team's first goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Clive Rose/Getty Images

ROOOOONEYYYYYY!! http://t.co/qeLfCD315s

— Football Vines (@Vine_Football) June 19, 2014

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in the World Cup finals but England were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay.

After failing to find the net in eight games spanning three tournaments, the Manchester United man netted from close range in the second half.

He had come close to scoring earlier on three occasions.

#Mundial2014 La primera es para Rooney. Boxeador en la infancia, casi abre el marcador. #URU 0 #ENG 0 https://t.co/k1TMLEyOvJ

— UNE Mejor juntos (@UNEMejorjuntos) June 19, 2014

So Close Wayne Rooney https://t.co/1lDO9NTwP3

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 19, 2014

Rooney's equalizer for England. He has to be pumped up now: https://t.co/pDDsySEytp #WorldCup #URUvsENG #ENG

— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) June 19, 2014

However Rooney will take little consolation in his personal milestone after England's second successive defeat.