Wayne Rooney couldn’t raise his England scoring record in a 120th and final appearance for the Three Lions as a new generation of players provided the goals in an easy, 3-0 victory over the United States on Thursday.

England's Wayne Rooney fouls Unites States Jorge Villafana during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Wayne Rooney fouls Unites States Jorge Villafana during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The 33-year-old Rooney was denied a perfect farewell in stoppage time by U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who dived to stop a low shot to the frustration of the striker and the Wembley crowd that shouted “Shoot!” every time Rooney touched the ball.

Unites States Matt Miazga, left, jumps to block a shot by England's Wayne Rooney, right, during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Unites States Matt Miazga, left, jumps to block a shot by England’s Wayne Rooney, right, during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Rooney’s international career ended with 53 goals, 15 years after his debut.

England's Wayne Rooney comes on for his 120th cap during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Wayne Rooney comes on for his 120th cap during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Recalled after two years off the team for a ceremonial farewell, the D.C. United player provided the biggest cheers of the night when he entered in the 58th minute against the country he now calls home.

A pitch invader goes up to England's Wayne Rooney as a guard runs up to catch him during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
A pitch invader goes up to England’s Wayne Rooney as a guard runs up to catch him during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

As England’s record-scorer bid farewell, striker Callum Wilson and defender Trent Alexander-Arnold scored their first international goals and Jesse Lingard netted for the first time at Wembley for his country.

England's Wayne Rooney substitutes England's Dele Ali, right, for his 120th cap during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Wayne Rooney substitutes England’s Dele Ali, right, for his 120th cap during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The stakes will be more meaningful in the next game at Wembley on Sunday.

England's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

After leaving the field, England learned that Croatia beat Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League ahead of its trip to London.

England's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

England or Croatia has a chance to advance to the Final Four tournament if either can win the match on Sunday. A draw would see Spain advance from league A4 to the finals of Europe’s new national-team competition.

England's Fabian Delph, right, and England's Dele Ali, left, and Unites States Christian Pulisic, center, vie for the ball during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Fabian Delph, right, and England’s Dele Ali, left, and Unites States Christian Pulisic, center, vie for the ball during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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England's Wayne Rooney, right, tries to pass Unites States Matt Miazga, left, during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
England’s Wayne Rooney, right, tries to pass Unites States Matt Miazga, left, during the international friendly soccer match between England and the United States at Wembley stadium, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Source: The Associated Press

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