Rooney equals Sir Bobby’s record

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As usual, there was no shortage of shocks in the third round of the FA Cup, including National League side Lincoln very nearly winning at Ipswich. Some Premier League clubs will, no doubt, be licking their wounds at their swift exit from the competition but at one of our most famous clubs it was cause for double celebration.

Man Utd’s cabinet groans with the weight of its silverware, never the less they’ll still be encouraged by their 4-0 demolition of Jaap Stam’s Reading and another piece of history that occurred soon into the game.

When Wayne Rooney managed to net the ball, he equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, which has stood for 44 years.

This is how the moment was reported live on the BBC’s website:

Goal 249 comes as Juan Mata’s deft clipped cross finds its way to Rooney who dangles his right leg at it to nudge the ball home off his right knee. 

A little ragged, but history will not remember how it went in. All that matters is that for the 249th time, it did. Some achievement.

Anthony Martial scored another goal for the Reds to make it 2-0, with Marcus Rashford and Ali Al-Habsi also netting to complete the rout.

With Man Utd having won eight games in a row in all competitions, even manager Jose Mourinho can afford a rare smile. Sir Bobby Charlton will be a happy man too, even though his goal scoring record will not stand for much longer.


Keane, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy