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David Beckham was one of several up-and-coming talented players in Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United team of 1996 and the 21-year-old announced himself to the world with an audacious effort over Neil Sullivan's head against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.
But no one told Maynor Figueroa, as the Honduran took the set-piece first time and arced the ball over Thomas Sorensen.
Rooney's sensational strike at Goodison was not the first long-distance goal he has scored against West Ham.
Back in 2013/14 at Upton Park, after shaking off a challenge from James Tomkins, he latched on to a bouncing ball and dispatched it 50 metres over a back-pedalling Adrian. And all before a watching Beckham.
It was not the first time he had tried to score from within his own half, but, at Stamford Bridge, Stoke's Charlie Adam pulled it off with aplomb, beating the advanced Thibaut Courtois.