Rooney joins Premier league elites with 200 Premiere league goal

Rooney joins Premier league elites with 200 Premiere league goal

- Wayne Rooney is the second player after Alan Shearer to reach a milestone of 200 EPL goals

- His 200th league goal came in an away fixture against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium

- Behind the Everton star is Andy Cole with 187 goals

Manchester United former captain, Wayne Rooney has became only the second player in the league's history to reach the milestone of 200 EPL goals.

Wayne Rooney has joined Alan Shearer in becoming just the second player to net 200 goals in the Premier League with his strike against Manchester City.

The England international finished calmly, putting Everton 1-0 up at the Etihad Stadium, marking his second goal in as many games in the top flight since rejoining the Toffees.

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And in doing so he passed a milestone that only Shearer before him has reached since the Premier League was born back in 1992-93.

Rooney has now scored 200 goals in the division, while Shearer remains the man to beat with an impressive 260 for Blackburn and Newcastle United during his glittering career.

Behind the Everton star is Andy Cole, with 187 goals, while Frank Lampard comes in fourth having scored an impressive 177 times from midfield.

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Jermain Defoe, with 158, is the only active player in the top 10, while City forward Sergio Aguero is back in 15th thanks to his 123 goals for the Citizens.

Ironically, the Argentine could have added another on Monday had he not hesitated in the box with the goal gaping.

But with the chance quandered and Rooney took full advantage to become a double centurion in the English top flight.

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