Rooney breaks two records with goal at Stoke

21 Jan 2017
Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

Forward becomes Man Utd's top goalscorer as well as overtaking Shearer mark

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Wayne Rooney's stoppage-time equaliser at Stoke City not only made him Manchester United's record goalscorer, but he set a Premier League record, too.

His 250th goal for United took Rooney above Sir Bobby Charlton for the club but it also put him one ahead of Alan Shearer for away goals in the Premier League. 

Rooney's 88th away goal came in his 225th away match, six more than Shearer. The only other current player in the top 10 is Sunderland's Jermain Defoe, on 60.

Top Premier League away goalscorers

Player Away goals Matches
Wayne Rooney 88 225
Alan Shearer 87 219
Frank Lampard 85 305
Andrew Cole 83 206
Michael Owen 70 164

Saturday's strike was Rooney's first away to Stoke in the Premier League, at the seventh attempt.

The away ground where he has scored the most in the Premier League is St James' Park, where he has found the net eight times.

Rooney's top five away-goal tallies

Opponent Goals
Newcastle 8
West Ham 7
Bolton 6
Spurs 6
Man City 5

His second PL strike of the season also means Rooney is five away from becoming only the second player after Shearer to score 200 goals in the Premier League era.

See: All-time top PL scorers 

On Sunday, Rooney will be honoured for his contribution to the game with a special evening hosted by the Football Writers' Association in his testimonial year at United.

See: Ferguson and Charlton on Rooney's record

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