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Alan Shearer finishes above Wayne Rooney as England’s greatest but misses top spot

6 years ago
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Who is England’s greatest striker?

With Wayne Rooney becoming the scorer of most England goals on Tuesday night, is he also the greatest England striker?

BBC Sport have asked the public and the results are now in, throwing up the odd surprise.

Fans were given eight England greats to choose from, with Alan Shearer missing top spot but finishing above Wayne Rooney.

Gary Lineker the winner by some distance.

2% Tom Finney

2% Nat Lofthouse

4% Michael Owen

8% Wayne Rooney

11% Alan Shearer

17% Bobby Charlton

24% Jimmy Greaves

33% Gary Lineker

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