Wayne Rooney was reduced to tears as he marked his final appearance for England on Thursday night.
Rooney, 33, earned his 120th cap for the Three Lions in a 3-0 win over the USA when he came on as a substitute in the 58th minute, and donned the England armband a final time.
He nearly had a fairytale ending but couldn’t get the ball in the net, which would have been his 54th goal.
Before the game Harry Kane presented Rooney with a commemorative plaque.
The former Manchester United striker asked Kane to present the award, and had a special reason for requesting him.
He explained: “Before playing the game I asked Harry Kane to present me with the award because I believe he will beat my goalscoring record and I look forward to presenting him with the trophy.
“The night went as I imagined it, a night I will remember forever. For us as a family to look back on, we will take great memories from it.
“It’s a shame I couldn’t get that goal – but if I did score it would have opened a whole new debate about whether it should count so maybe better I didn’t.”
“How the players are getting coached is brilliant. How the players are responding to it is brilliant.”
He added: “It’s a great group of young players who have got a really bright future. I’m sure in the next few years they will go close to being the next team to bring a trophy back for England.
“I hope they do it. It’ll be great for the country and I’ll be one of the fans supporting them.”
Jess Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson made sure it was a perfect sendforth for the Merseysider.