Friday, May 04, 2012

ROONEY WINS PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL OF 20 SEASONS

 
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has won the Premier League Goal of the 20 Seasons award for his overhead kick against Manchester City.


Several hundred thousand fans from all over the world voted for the award, which was created to celebrate the 20th season of the Premier League.


Rooney's spectacular strike in February 2011 received 26% of the vote.


Dennis Bergkamp was second for his 2002 goal at Newcastle, and Thierry Henry against Manchester United was third. 

Bergkamp's flick, turn and finish at St James' Park polled 19% of the vote and Henry recorded 15% for his flick and volley at Highbury in 2000, but Rooney was crowned champion for his acrobatic effort in the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford last season.


He follows another Manchester United player, David Beckham, who won the Goal of the 10 Seasons Award in 2002 for his audacious strike from the halfway line against Wimbledon.

Source: BBC SPORT
Edited: COSMOS CHUKWUEMEKA

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