The goal was Rooney’s first at Vitality Stadium and reduces to nine the opposing grounds where he has failed to score in the Premier League.
He has a chance to end that drought at three of them this season.
In contrast, two away stadiums where he has had most joy will not be on his radar this season. At Newcastle United’s St James Park, Rooney has eight goals from 11 matches, but the Magpies are in the Championship this season.
The Boleyn Ground, West Ham United’s home until last season, was the scene of seven goals in nine matches by Rooney, who will be hoping to continue his success at West Ham United at their new London Stadium, when Man Utd travel to on 2 January.
|Cardiff City Stadium||1||1|
|City of Manchester/Etihad Stadium||10||5|
|King Power Stadium||3||1|
|St James' Park||11||8|
|St Mary's Stadium||5||2|
|Stadium of Light||9||3|
|White Hart Lane||10||6|