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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 June, 2004, 09:45 GMT 10:45 UK
British press hail Rooney

Wayne Rooney made the front as well as the back pages of the English editions of the main British newspapers.

The tabloids go mad about the boy after his two goals booked England a place in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals.

Here's what they have to say.

We're Throo - Boy Wonder is just two good
The Sun
Wayne Rooney is the most exciting footballer since Pele, says Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Heroo! We're lovin' it
Daily Mirror
Wayne Rooney continued the Euro 2004 fairytale last night as his glorious double fired England into the quarter-finals.

Wayne making it Eu-roo 2004
Daily Express
Wayne Rooney crowned himself the king of Euro 2004 with another amazing show as England reached the quarter-finals in Lisbon last night.

Wonder of Wayne - The boy king's power show puts England into last eight
Daily Mail
Wayne Rooney left Euro 2004 speechless with wonder last night as he powered England into the quarter-finals.
On a night when cool heads were needed in cooling temperatures, England's Lisbon Lions delivered a composed, confident performance.

Rooney rampage - Now bring on Portugal
Daily Star
Wayne Rooney did it again for England last night. The teenage sensation brought the house down again last night as he fired England into the Euro 2004 quarter-finals.

Rooney propels England home
The Times
The legend grows with every game. Wayne Rooney, the international discovery of Euro 2004, confirmed his glittering reputation by scoring two more superb goals, and making another, to propel England into the quarter-finals of the tournament in Lisbon last night.

Rooney powers England on
The Daily Telegraph
Inspired by the tyro tornado that is Wayne Rooney at the Stadium of Sweetness and Light last night, England breezed into a Euro 2004 quarter-final with Portugal to the unbridled joy of 40,000 impassioned fans present and an estimated 30m watching spellbound back home.

Rooney double leaves England dreaming of European glory
The Independent
Wayne Rooney, the new national hero, lost a record but earned another round of adulation as England beat Croatia 4-2 to qualify for a Euro 2004 quarter-final against Portugal.

Wayne again - Teenager fires England into Euro 2004 quarter-finals
The Guardian
England capered to a quarter-final meeting with Portugal in Lisbon on Thursday.

Links to more Euro 2004 stories


Highlights: Croatia 2-4 England

Interview: Sven-Goran Eriksson

Interview: Wayne Rooney and David Beckham


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