Hodgson: It was a frustrating night for Rooney

Wayne Rooney
The captain scored a free kick 17 minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win on Sunday but the England head coach admitted the striker saw "a lot of chances" go begging

Roy Hodgson has conceded Wayne Rooney was wasteful in front of goal for England despite netting the only goal in a 1-0 win over Estonia.

The captain curled home a free-kick 17 minutes from time at the A Le Coq Arena on Sunday in Tallinn to ensure England made it three wins out of three in Euro 2016 qualifying Group E.

Hodgson felt his group leaders made life difficult for themselves after failing to take what would have been a deserved first-half lead, but was relieved to see his side secure another three points.

"It was a good free-kick from Wayne, but it was a frustrating night for him," he told ITV.

"He had a lot of the ball and a lot of chances, I think he'd have been bit disappointed if he'd not have scored. But he scored the winner and we go away with three more points.

He added: "We played well in the first half, we played some excellent football without taking our chances and that meant that there was an air of frustration setting in and an air of pressure going out in the second half.

"Everyone was aware that when you have played well you have to take at least one chance. Luckily we did that in the second half and it's four wins in a row [in all fixtures] and five clean sheets [in a row]."

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