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Wayne Rooney record-breaker: Manchester United great overtakes Denis Law & Andy Cole

Wayne Rooney smashed another record when he scored for Manchester United in their 2-1 victory over Swansea City.

Anthony Martial opened the scoring in the 47 minute, but Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised with a fine header in the 70th minute to give the Swans hope of taking something from their trip to Old Trafford.

However, the Red Devils condemned the visitors to another disappointing afternoon when Rooney bagged a winner in the 77th minute after some fine work from Martial, who enjoyed one of his better showings for many a month.

In finding the net, Wazza—himself in the midst of a testing campaign—became both the second top United scorer of all time outright, and also the second-highest scorer in the history of the Premier League [as per Goal].

Rooney previously held the United record with Denis Law, but has now moved onto 238 goals, one clear of the Scot’s 237.

Only Sir Bobby Charlton, sitting atop the classement on 249 goals, stands ahead of Rooney, while only one player—Alan Shearer—stands in front of the former Everton wonderkid in the EPL all-time charts, with Rooney’s goal against the Swans taking him ahead of United great Andy Cole.

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