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Rooney seals England win over Norway

Wayne Rooney scores from the penalty spot for EnglandReuters
Rooney scores from the penalty spot for England

Wayne Rooney marked his first match as captain by scoring a penalty against Norway, securing England's 1-0 win.

But only 40,181 turned out at Wembley for England's first game since they were eliminated after two group-stage World Cup defeats.

Rooney's penalty at least enabled manager Roy Hodgson to enjoy the taste of victory after a winless summer.

The game was designed as preparation for Monday's testing Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel.

Wembley StadiumPA
Wembley was less than half full for England first match since the World Cup
England striker Wayne Rooney (left)EPA
New England captain Wayne Rooney did not have a shot on goal in the first half
England squad members get a team-talk from England coach Roy HodgsonEmpics
England coach Roy Hodgson gives his players a team-talk
Wayne Rooney scores from the spotEPA
Rooney moved to fourth on the all-time England goalscorers list with his penalty
Danny WelbeckGetty Images
Danny Welbeck impressed when he came on and went close with a late effort