Rooney breaks one-club Premier League goal record

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Wayne Rooney scored the winner as Manchester United defeated Liverpool 1-0 and in doing so broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored for one club.

The England captain has now netted 176 times for the Red Devils, one more than Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.

In total, Rooney has scored 243 goals for the Old Trafford club.

He told Sky Sports of the record after the game: “I didn’t know! It is great to have records but scoring a winning goal at Anfield, it’s been a long time since that happened for me, so I will be a bit selfish today and enjoy that one.”

He added to the BBC: “This is a special feeling, obviously. It is always great to score at your rivals and, against Liverpool for this football club, it is a massive result. On a personal note it doesn’t get much better.

“For my goal, I know Simon Mignolet is a very good goalkeeper and there were players trying to cover so I just tried to put my foot through it and take whoever was in the way with it! Thankfully it went in and won us the game.

“Today the performance wasn’t that important — the result was all that mattered.”

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