English Premiership

Rooney moves closer to EPL history

2015-10-19 15:02
Wayne Rooney (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has another milestone in his sights - the Premier League's goalscoring record.

Rooney, who scored his side's third goal in a 3-0 win over his former club Everton on Saturday, is now joint second on the all-time scoring list with 187 goals.

The 29-year-old forward netted his first away goal since November 2014 (17 games) and his first at Goodison Park since April 2007 to move alongside former Manchester United star Andy Cole in the history books of the Premier League.

Rooney will have his work cut out if he wants to become the league's all-time record goal-scorer, an honour that is currently held by Alan Shearer. Shearer scored 260 league goals during his time playing in the league for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Rooney left Everton to join Manchester United in 2004 and has gone on to become England's all-time leading goalscorer after finally displacing Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading scorer for the Three Lions in September.

Top 10 Premier League goalscorers:

1. Alan Shearer - 260

T2. Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney - 187

4. Frank Lampard - 177

5. Thierry Henry - 175

6. Robbie Fowler - 163

7. Michael Owen - 150

8. Les Ferdinand  - 149

9. Teddy Sheringham - 146

10. Robin van Persie - 144

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