Wayne Rooney joined exclusive company on Monday, becoming the second player in history to score 200 Premier League goals.

By Avi Creditor
August 21, 2017

Wayne Rooney joined exclusive company on Monday, becoming the second player in history to score 200 Premier League goals.

Rooney entered the club occupied only by the great Alan Shearer with his opener for Everton against Manchester City, scoring in the city where he made his career with crosstown Manchester United.

With his former manager at United, Jose Mourinho, watching in the stands, Rooney redirected a Dominic Calvert-Lewin ball off and through Man City goalkeeper Ederson, snapping a deadlock against the run of play in the 35th minute. Raheem Sterling came off the bench in the 82nd minute to score an equalizer, as both sides finished with 10 men after Kyle Walker and Morgan Schneiderlin were both controversially sent off.

The story of the day, though, was Rooney, who added another bullet point to his sterling resume. 

Of Rooney's 200 Premier League goals, 183 came with Man United, while 17–including his winner in the season opener against Stoke City–have come with Everton, both his first and current club.

Shearer's record of 260 remains rather safe, while Rooney is a ways from being joined by anyone else in the 200-goal club. Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe is the closest active player still in the Premier League, and he's on 158 goals. Man City's Sergio Aguero is next on 123.

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