FOOTBALL - Wayne Rooney’s second goal in Sunday’s Manchester Derby lifted his career Premier League total, making him the sixth player to reach that milestone in the PL era. He is the youngest of the six and more than a year younger than the previous record holder, Thierry Henry.
FOOTBALL - Wayne Rooney scored twice against San Marino on Friday to become England’s fifth highest goalscorer. He took his tally to 31 to secure a comfortable World Cup qualifying win at Wembley: 5-0.
FOOTBALL - The first half at Old Trafford had everyone talking about Luis Suarez’s refusal to shake Patrice Evra’s hand at the start. Just after intermission, Wayne Rooney scored a quick brace to give Manchester United a 2-0 lead over Liverpool.
Luis Suarez, at the centre of controversy, pulled one back 10 minutes from time. For Rooney, it was his 25th career multiple-goal match in the Premier League, drawing level with Les Ferdinand in joint sixth place. In this statistical category, Rooney is chasing only five other players: Alan Shearer (57), Thierry Henry (42), Robbie Fowler (35), Andy Cole (31) and Michael Owen (27).