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Rooney Sets New EPL Record

Wayne Rooney has outdone legends such as Eric Cantona, Alan Shearer and Ryan Giggs to set an unprecedented Premier League record.

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The English striker became the first Premier League player ever to score 10 or more goals per season in 11 consecutive seasons. This was confirmed by Manchester United’s Twitter account.

“Well done to Wayne (Rooney) for also becoming the first player in history to score at least 10 goals in 11 consecutive seasons,” United tweeted.

Rooney has now scored 10 goals in 23 appearances this season, but is some way off of his best ever season in 2011/12, where he scored 27 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.

The former Everton striker’s overall record in the Premier League stands at 183 goals in 397 appearances.  He is only four goals behind the second highest scorer in the competition of all time, Andy Cole. Displacing Alan Shearer at the top of the list is unlikely, however, as the former Newcastle striker has 260 goals to his name.

Wayne Rooney is also England’s third-highest goal scorer in history, with 46 goals for his country.

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Do you think Wayne Rooney is one of the best players the Premier League has ever seen? Have your say in the comments section below.

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