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How Rooney reached 200 goals

22 Aug 2017
Man City 1-1 Everton

Right foot? Headers? Favourite opponents? Find out the numbers behind Everton striker's PL landmark

You could say it was not unexpected for Wayne Rooney to score his 200th Premier League goal on Monday night against Manchester City.

After all, the Everton forward netted his 50th and 150th PL goals against them. His other landmark strikes, his first and 100th, had both come against Arsenal.

Rooney's landmark goals
Goal no. Date For Against
1 19/10/02 EVE ARS
50 09/12/06 MUN MCI
100 31/01/10 MUN ARS
150 09/12/12 MUN MCI
200 21/08/17 EVE MCI

The goal Rooney scored at the Etihad Stadium in the 1-1 draw was his 153rd with his right foot and his 173rd from inside the penalty area.

How Rooney reached 200
Goal type Total
Right foot 153
Left foot 26
Header 21
Inside box 173
Outside box 27
Direct free-kick 7
Penalty 20

It also took his tally of goals against Manchester City to nine.

There is only one other player who has scored more goals against the Citizens in PL history, and that is Alan Shearer - the only other member of the 200 club.

Rooney's favourite opponents 
Opponent Goals
NEW 14
AVL 13

Goal number 200 came in Rooney's 462nd match, 156 more than it took Shearer to reach the mark. 

Watch Rooney's best PL goals 

See: All-time top PL scorers

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