Rooney: 'These are good times for England'

Wayne Rooney has said these are "good times" for England after they confirmed their place in Brazil next summer with a 2-0 win over Poland.

The striker's header set Roy Hodgson's men on their way to a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley which ensured they topped Group H.

England's Steven Gerrard (left) and Wayne Rooney (right) celebrate victory after the final whistle Credit: PA Wire

Speaking to ITV after the match, Rooney said: We knew it was going to be a tough game, they had a couple of breaks and could have scored, but we played some great stuff in the first and second half.

"Getting the goal gave us some belief, the confidence to go on. We believed we could win and then Stevie's goal has seen us qualify."

The Manchester United forward said England deserved their victory and predicted good times ahead for England fans: "We have some fantastic young players, experienced ones like Steve, Frank (Lampard) and me, we have a good blend, are looking forward, excited and these are good times for England."

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