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Yet another record where Wayne Rooney won’t catch Alan Shearer

4 years ago
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When it comes to Premier League goals, Wayne Rooney is the closest challenger to Alan Shearer.

However, still 63 behind (260 v 197), there is zero chance of the Manchester United player ever catching the Newcastle legend.

It is easy to take for granted/not fully appreciate Shearer’s achievements but to put it into perspective, the only other still playing in the PL player in the goalscoring top 10 is Jermain Defoe – and he is over 100 goals behind and turns 35 in October.

As well as being second in terms of goals to Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney has also gone clear second to the former NUFC number nine when it comes to another Premier League record

Alan Shearer scored in 190 Premier League matches and Wayne Rooney’s penalty against Swansea on Sunday has seen him go clear second ahead of Andy Cole and Frank Lampard.

The Man U player having now scored in 150 PL games.

Most Premier League games scored in:

190 Alan Shearer

150 Wayne Rooney

149 Andy Cole and Frank Lampard

133 Jermain Defoe

124 Thierry Henry

121 Teddy Sheringham

120 Les Ferdinand

117 Robbie Fowler

114 Robin van Persie

Premier League Record Goalscorer

260 Alan Shearer

197 Wayne Rooney

187 Andy Cole

177 Frank Lampard

175 Thierry Henry

163 Robbie Fowler

157 Jermain Defoe

150 Michael Owen

149 Les Ferdinand

146 Teddy Sheringham

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