Five of the best following Rooney’s United record
After Wayne Rooney broke the United record, we decided to round up the five best goalscorers in PL history
Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers & Newcastle)
Where else to begin? Blackburn, Newcastle and England legend (and Coral Ambassador) Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals in 434 appearances. At Southampton, he became the youngest ever player to score a hat-trick in the top division at the tender age of just 17 years, 240 days and after making a then British record £3.6million move to Blackburn Rovers in 1992, the rest, as they say, is history…
Relive some of Shearer’s greatest goals below…
Wayne Rooney (Everton & Man United)
Wayne Rooney burst onto the footballing scene in 2002 while at Everton. David Moyes brought the then 16 year old Rooney off the bench with the game level against Arsenal at Goodison Park and, just 10 minutes later, he would score one of the most memorable goals in Premier League history to simultaneously announce himself to the world and end Arsenal’s 30-match unbeaten streak.
“REMEMBER THE NAME!” shrieked Clive Tyldesley. Well, 15 years and 195 Premier League goals (and counting) later, the striker from Croxteth hasn’t given us much of a choice.
Relive THAT moment below…
Thierry Henry (Arsenal)
The enigmatic Frenchman stole the hearts of the nation during his time in the Premier League (minus a certain part of north London, of course) and is renowned as one of the most talented players the league has ever seen. Arsene Wenger brought him to Arsenal in 1999 and very few people knew of him, but 175 league goals in his two spells with the Gunners secured his legacy as both an Arsenal and Premier League legend.
See some of Henry’s best goals below…
Andy Cole (Man Utd, Newcastle, Blackburn, Fulham, Man City & Portsmouth)
Cole is the journeyman of the list, but his 187 goals in the Premier League was too good a record to not include him. The striker really began to make his mark between 1993-1995 when at Newcastle United, scoring an amazing 55 goals in just 70 appearances for the Magpies. That prompted a £7million transfer to Manchester United, where Cole would win five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, two Charity Shields and a Champions League trophy.
He would go on to play for Blackburn, Fulham, Man City and Portsmouth to name but a few, before retiring in 2008.
Check out this stunner Cole scored against Liverpool back in 2002…
Frank Lampard (West Ham, Chelsea & Man City)
Lampard deserves to be on this list not only because he scored 177 Premier League goals, but because he scored those goals playing in midfield. Frank breaks the mould in that respect and, having won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, two Community Shields, a Europa League and Champions League trophy, he’s fully earned his legend status.
Lampard hasn’t played since his contract at New York City ran out at the end of 2016 and many are expecting the former West Ham, Chelsea and Man City playmaker to look towards a career in management.
Check out some of Frank’s best goals below…
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