Euro 2012: Wales 0-2 England - Rooney Banned From Swiss Tie

England Manager Fabio Capello, Striker Wayne Rooney

Wales 0-2 England

Although delighted with their victory, Wayne Rooney and England boss Fabio Capello are reportedly frustrated by a ban placed on Roons that suspends him for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland for being given a yellow card.

Rooney will miss the June 4th match against Switzerland.

“He was surprised,” said Capello, after telling Rooney about the ban at half-time. “I told him he would be suspended and he asked me 'why?’ He did not know.”

Capello was disappointed by the suspension of Rooney - who reacted angrily when not awarded a free-kick after being fouled by Andy Crofts. He remonstrated with the referee before throwing himself into a reckless challenge on Joe Ledley - and the referee booked him.

Rooney had also collected a yellow card against Montenegro in October - adding up to today's ban.

"He didn't remember that he got booked."

Rooney came off with 20 minutes to go. The England team doctor said there was no problem once he had examined Rooney after the game.

Otherwise, Capello was pleased with his squad's teamwork.

“Each player helped the other one,” he said. “The spirit was really good. I studied Wales and I decided we would change our style. I asked Scott to help Wilshere and Lampard in midfield and we played on the counter-attack.”

Early goals from Frank Lampard and Darren Bent put Fabio Capello’s men at the top of Euro 2012 qualifying Group G as they easily cruised to victory today.

England’s Frank Lampard scored the opening goal of the match at 7 minutes from the penalty spot. Shortly after, Darren Bent scored a lovely shot at 15 minutes. Jack Wilshere, Scott Parker and Ashley Young, who created both goals.

In a post-game interview, Capello said he wants to meet with Rio Ferdinand to explain why he gave the armband to John Terry.

“I hope I will meet with him,” he said. “I want to speak with him and tell him what really happened.”

England Captain, John Terry, said the Wales supporters made England fight harder when they booed England’s national anthem.

“When you hear that, you are pumped up even more,” said Terry. “It certainly makes you pump your chest out.”

England Squad: Hart, Johnson, Dawson, Armband Man, Cole, Lampard, Parker, Wilshere, Young, Bent, Rooney. Subs: Green, Jagielka, Lescott, Milner, Downing, Defoe, Carroll.

Wales Squad: Hennessey, Gunter, James Collins, Williams, Danny Collins, Bellamy, Crofts, Ramsey, King, Ledley, Morison. Subs: Myhill, Eardley, Gabbidon, Vaughan, Allen, Church, Evans.

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