All 250 of Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United Goals

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer in all competitions this afternoon as his scored an injury time equaliser at Stoke City with a stunning free kick.

The United captain has now scored 250 goals for the Red Devils – one more than Sir Bobby Charlton.

Rooney accomplished the record in front of Charlton who was watching on from the stands at the Britannia Stadium.

It was only the forward’s second Premier League goal of the season having scored in the away win at Bournemouth in United’s first game of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Rooney for £25.6 million from Everton after impressing at Euro 2004.  He went on to score a hat-trick on his Manchester United debut in their 6-2 UEFA Champions League thrashing of Fenerbahçe in September that year.

Here are all 250 of Wayne Rooney’s goals for Manchester United:

Date Competition Opposition Goals Scored
28/09/2004 UEFA Champions League Fenerbahçe 3
24/10/2004 Premier League Arsenal 1
14/11/2004 Premier League Newcastle United 2
04/12/2004 Premier League Southampton 1
15/01/2005 Premier League Liverpool 1
19/01/2005 FA Cup Exeter City 1
29/01/2005 FA Cup Middlesbrough 2
05/02/2005 Premier League Birmingham City 1
13/02/2005 Premier League Manchester City 1
26/02/2005 Premier League Portsmouth 2
24/04/2005 Premier League Newcastle United 1
01/05/2005 Premier League Charlton Athletic 1
09/08/2005 UEFA Champions League Debreceni VSC 1
13/08/2005 Premier League Everton 1
28/08/2005 Premier League Newcastle United 1
01/10/2005 Premier League Fulham 1
15/10/2005 Premier League Sunderland 1
27/11/2005 Premier League West Ham United 1
03/12/2005 Premier League Portsmouth 1
14/12/2005 Premier League Wigan Athletic 2
17/12/2005 Premier League Aston Villa 1
28/12/2005 Premier League Birmingham City 1
26/02/2006 EFL Cup Wigan Athletic 2
12/03/2006 Premier League Newcastle United 2
26/03/2006 Premier League Birmingham City 1
09/04/2006 Premier League Arsenal 1
17/04/2006 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 2
20/08/2006 Premier League Fulham 2
28/10/2006 Premier League Bolton Wanderers 3
18/11/2006 Premier League Sheffield United 2
09/12/2006 Premier League Manchester City 1
21/01/2007 Premier League Arsenal 1
27/01/2007 FA Cup Portsmouth 2
31/01/2007 Premier League Watford 1
10/03/2007 FA Cup Middlesbrough 1
17/03/2007 Premier League Bolton Wanderers 2
04/04/2007 UEFA Champions League AS Roma 1
10/04/2007 UEFA Champions League AS Roma 1
14/04/2007 FA Cup Watford 2
17/04/2007 Premier League Sheffield United 1
24/04/2007 UEFA Champions League AC Milan 2
28/04/2007 Premier League Everton 1
02/10/2007 UEFA Champions League AS Roma 1
06/10/2007 Premier League Wigan Athletic 1
20/10/2007 Premier League Aston Villa 2
23/10/2007 UEFA Champions League Dynamo Kiev 1
27/10/2007 Premier League Middlesbrough 1
07/11/2007 UEFA Champions League Dynamo Kiev 1
26/12/2007 Premier League Sunderland 1
05/01/2008 FA Cup Aston Villa 1
19/01/2008 Premier League Reading 1
16/02/2008 FA Cup Arsenal 1
23/02/2008 Premier League Newcastle United 2
29/03/2008 Premier League Aston Villa 2
01/04/2008 UEFA Champions League AS Roma 1
06/04/2008 Premier League Middlesbrough 1
26/04/2008 Premier League Chelsea 1
27/09/2008 Premier League Bolton Wanderers 1
30/09/2008 UEFA Champions League AaB Fodbold 1
04/10/2008 Premier League Blackburn Rovers 1
18/10/2008 Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1
21/10/2008 UEFA Champions League Celtic 1
30/11/2008 Premier League Manchester City 1
10/12/2008 UEFA Champions League AaB Fodbold 1
18/12/2008 FIFA Club World Cup Gamba Osaka 2
21/12/2008 FIFA Club World Cup LDU Quito 1
11/01/2009 Premier League Chelsea 1
14/01/2009 Premier League Wigan Athletic 1
18/02/2009 Premier League Fulham 1
21/02/2009 Premier League Blackburn Rovers 1
04/03/2009 Premier League Newcastle United 1
07/03/2009 FA Cup Fulham 1
07/04/2009 UEFA Champions League FC Porto 1
22/04/2009 Premier League Portsmouth 1
25/04/2009 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 2
09/08/2009 Community Shield Chelsea 1
16/08/2009 Premier League Birmingham City 1
22/08/2009 Premier League Wigan Athletic 2
29/08/2009 Premier League Arsenal 1
12/09/2009 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 1
20/09/2009 Premier League Manchester City 1
31/10/2009 Premier League Blackburn Rovers 1
28/11/2009 Premier League Portsmouth 3
05/12/2009 Premier League West Ham United 1
15/12/2009 Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
27/12/2009 Premier League Hull City 1
30/12/2009 Premier League Wigan Athletic 1
16/01/2010 Premier League Burnley 1
23/01/2010 Premier League Hull City 4
27/01/2010 EFL Cup Manchester City 1
31/01/2010 Premier League Arsenal 1
06/02/2010 Premier League Portsmouth 1
16/02/2010 UEFA Champions League AC Milan 2
23/02/2010 Premier League West Ham United 2
28/02/2010 EFL Cup Aston Villa 1
10/03/2010 UEFA Champions League AC Milan 2
14/03/2010 Premier League Fulham 2
21/03/2010 Premier League Liverpool 1
30/03/2010 UEFA Champions League Bayern Munich 1
28/08/2010 Premier League West Ham United 1
24/11/2010 UEFA Champions League Glasgow Rangers 1
01/01/2011 Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1
01/02/2011 Premier League Aston Villa 2
12/02/2011 Premier League Manchester City 1
26/02/2011 Premier League Wigan Athletic 1
01/03/2011 Premier League Chelsea 1
12/03/2011 FA Cup Arsenal 1
02/04/2011 Premier League West Ham United 3
06/04/2011 UEFA Champions League Chelsea 1
26/04/2011 UEFA Champions League Schalke 04 1
14/05/2011 Premier League Blackburn Rovers 1
28/05/2011 UEFA Champions League Barcelona 1
14/08/2011 Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1
22/08/2011 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 1
28/08/2011 Premier League Arsenal 3
10/09/2011 Premier League Bolton Wanderers 3
18/09/2011 Premier League Chelsea 1
18/10/2011 UEFA Champions League ASC Oțelul Galați 2
10/12/2011 Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
18/12/2011 Premier League Queens Park Rangers 1
21/12/2011 Premier League Fulham 1
08/01/2012 FA Cup Manchester City 2
05/02/2012 Premier League Chelsea 2
11/02/2012 Premier League Liverpool 2
04/03/2012 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 1
08/03/2012 UEFA Europa League Athletic Bilbao 2
11/03/2012 Premier League West Bromwich Albion 2
15/03/2012 UEFA Europa League Athletic Bilbao 1
26/03/2012 Premier League Fulham 1
08/04/2012 Premier League Queens Park Rangers 1
15/04/2012 Premier League Aston Villa 2
22/04/2012 Premier League Everton 2
13/05/2012 Premier League Sunderland 1
20/10/2012 Premier League Stoke City 2
07/11/2012 UEFA Champions League Sporting Braga 1
01/12/2012 Premier League Reading 2
09/12/2012 Premier League Manchester City 2
15/12/2012 Premier League Sunderland 1
16/01/2013 FA Cup West Ham United 1
26/01/2013 FA Cup Fulham 1
30/01/2013 Premier League Southampton 2
02/02/2013 Premier League Fulham 1
02/03/2013 Premier League Norwich City 1
10/03/2013 FA Cup Chelsea 1
16/03/2013 Premier League Reading 1
14/09/2013 Premier League Crystal Palace 1
17/09/2013 UEFA Champions League Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2
22/09/2013 Premier League Manchester City 1
28/09/2013 Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1
26/10/2013 Premier League Stoke City 1
02/11/2013 Premier League Fulham 1
24/11/2013 Premier League Cardiff City 1
01/12/2013 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 2
26/12/2013 Premier League Hull City 1
22/02/2014 Premier League Crystal Palace 1
08/03/2014 Premier League West Bromwich Albion 1
22/03/2014 Premier League West Ham United 2
29/03/2014 Premier League Aston Villa 2
26/04/2014 Premier League Norwich City 2
16/08/2014 Premier League Swansea City 1
14/09/2014 Premier League Queens Park Rangers 1
27/09/2014 Premier League West Ham United 1
22/11/2014 Premier League Arsenal 1
29/11/2014 Premier League Hull City 1
14/12/2014 Premier League Liverpool 1
26/12/2014 Premier League Newcastle United 2
16/02/2015 FA Cup Preston North End 1
28/02/2015 Premier League Sunderland 2
09/03/2015 FA Cup Arsenal 1
15/03/2015 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 1
04/04/2015 Premier League Aston Villa 1
26/08/2015 UEFA Champions League Club Brugge 3
23/09/2015 EFL Cup Ipswich Town 1
26/09/2015 Premier League Sunderland 1
17/10/2015 Premier League Everton 1
03/11/2015 UEFA Champions League CSKA Moscow 1
02/01/2016 Premier League Swansea City 1
09/01/2016 FA Cup Sheffield United 1
12/01/2016 Premier League Newcastle United 2
17/01/2016 Premier League Liverpool 1
29/01/2016 FA Cup Derby County 1
02/02/2016 Premier League Stoke City 1
17/05/2016 Premier League Bournemouth 1
14/08/2016 Premier League Bournemouth 1
03/11/2016 UEFA Europa League Fenerbahçe 1
24/11/2016 UEFA Europa League Feyenoord 1
07/01/2017 FA Cup Reading 1
21/01/2017 Premier League Stoke City 1

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 18 ft. Yaya Touré & Everton

2 – Christian Benteke became the first player to miss two penalties this season.

3 – All three of Paul Pogba’s Premier League assists have been for Zlatan Ibrahimović.

3 – Stoke City have scored more own goals than any other team so far this season.

9 – Tony Pulis has lost all nine of his visits to the Emirates Stadium.

14 – Everton have lost only two of their last 14 Premier League games against a reigning champion (W7, D5, L2).

15′ – Watford are the first team to make two substitutions inside the opening 15 minutes this season.  Both Daryl Janmaat and Valon Behrami suffered early injuries in the Hornets’ 1-1 draw versus Crystal Palace.

15 – Hull City have conceded the opening goal in 15 of their 18 Premier League games this season, including 15 of their last 16.

17 – Troy Deeney’s penalty versus Crystal Palace made the forward Watford’s all-time Premier League top goalscorer.

23 – Arsenal had 23 more shots than West Brom in their 1-0 victory at the Emirates (26-3).

29 – Swansea City conceded 29 goals in 11 Premier League matches under Bob Bradley.

36 – Mesut Özil made his 100th Premier League appearance during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over West Brom and provided his 36th assist in the competition – only Eric Cantona had provided more after 100 games in the competition (39).

50 – Eden Hazard scored his 50th goal in his 155th Premier League appearance.

56 – Daniel Sturridge scored 56 seconds after coming on as a substitute versus Stoke City.

63% – Kelechi Iheanacho has scored with 12 of his 19 shots on target in his Premier League career.

75% – Hull City have lost 12 of their last 16 matches since winning their first two (W1, D3).

80% – Tottenham have won in four of their last five visit to St Mary’s (D1).

83% – Antonio Conte is the first manager to win 15 of his first 18 games in Premier League history.

86% – Leicester City have now lost six of their last seven Premier League games on Boxing Day (W0, D1).

100% – Yaya Touré has the best penalty conversion rate of any player in Premier League history to have taken at least 10 spot kicks (10/10).

500 – Jonathan Walters’ opener versus Liverpool was the 500th goal this season.

Yaya Touré is Best Penalty Taker in Premier League History

Yaya Touré gave Manchester City the lead on their way to a 3-0 win at Hull City on Boxing Day by way of a penalty.

The Ivorian coolly converted the spot kick following Andy Robertson’s foul on Raheem Sterling in the final 20 minutes at the KCOM Stadium on Boxing Day.

It was the 10th penalty kick that Touré has taken in his Premier League career and he has converted them all.

The 6’2″ midfielder is now the only player in Premier League history to have a 100% success rate from the penalty spot having taken a minimum of 10 penalties.

Player Penalties Taken/Scored Conversion Rate
Yaya Touré 10/10 100%
Matt Le Tissier 26/25 96%
Danny Murphy 19/18 95%
James Beattie 17/16 94%
Julian Dicks 16/15 94%
Thierry Henry 25/23 92%
Eden Hazard 12/11 92%
Gary Speed 11/10 91%
Franck Leboeuf 11/10 91%
James Milner 11/10 91%
Peter Beardsley 20/18 90%
Mikel Arteta 19/17 89%
Leighton Baines 19/17 89%

Matt Le Tissier famously missed only one penalty during his Premier League career with Southampton – denied only by Nottingham Forest’s Mark Crossley in his 26 attempts.

The list has a number of Englishmen with Danny Murphy, James Beattie and Julian Dicks completing the top five.

Of players currently plying their trade in the top flight, Eden Hazard and Leighton Baines both make the list.

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 17 ft. Antonio Conte & Liverpool

3 – Arsenal have lost three matches from winning positions this season.

3 – Southampton scored as many goals at Bournemouth on Sunday as they had in their previous seven Premier League matches combined.

4 – Chelsea have gone on to win the Premier League title each season they have been top at Christmas.

4 – Liverpool have won four Merseyside derbies in the 90th minute or later during the Premier League era.

6 – David Moyes has won his past six Premier League home matches versus Italian managers (3 vs Roberto Mancini, 1 vs Carlo Ancelotti, 1 vs Claudio Ranieri, 1 vs Walter Mazzarri).

7 – Manchester City beat Arsenal for only the seventh time in the Premier League (D9, L23).

14 – West Brom have kept only one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League games.

14 – Burnley have never won a Premier League game in London (D2, L12).

17 – Arsenal are the only team yet trail at half-time (W9, D8).

20 – Chelsea have used the fewest players in the Premier League so far this season.

20 – Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has had more shots than any other striker that is yet to score in 2016-17.

25 – Liverpool have picked up the fewest yellow cards so far this season.

29 – Liverpool scored a stoppage time winner for the 29th time in Premier League history – more than any other club.

42 – Manchester United have picked up more yellow cards than any other club in 2016-17.

43% – Liverpool have now won 21 of the 49 Premier League Merseyside derbies (D21, L9).

82% – Antonio Conte is the first manager to win 14 of his opening 17 Premier League games.

86% – Six of the past seven teams to top the Premier League at Christmas have gone on to lift the trophy.  Chelsea head into Christmas six points clear at the top.

88% – Mark Noble has scored 15 of his 17 penalties in his Premier League career.

500 – Chelsea became the third team to win 500 Premier League games, behind Arsenal (512) and Manchester United (593).

506′ – Hull City have gone 506 minutes since their last Premier League goal away from home.  It came in their 6-1 thrashing at Bournemouth back in October.

Which Premier League teams fare best when top at Christmas?

Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday means that Antonio Conte’s side are on an 11-game winning streak and have a six-point lead over Liverpool at Christmas.

In Premier League history the leader at Christmas has gone on to win 12 of the 24 seasons, but omens are much better for Chelsea this season – six of the last seven top at Christmas have gone on to win the Premier League title.  Liverpool in 2013-14 being the anomaly.

History is certainly on Chelsea’s side – the four times they have won the Premier League title they were top at Christmas.  They are also the only four previous times they have been top on 25 December prior to this season.

There are still 21 games left for each team to change that but many pundits feel Chelsea have an advantage over both Manchester City and Arsenal who will be competing in European competition again from February.  Chelsea’s rest between their three festive fixtures is also significantly greater than their title rivals – in fact they have the greatest rest of all 20 teams, nearly a full day more than the next favoured team and nearly twice as much time as Southampton who have been dealt the harshest fixture list over the festive season.

Four teams have won the league every time they have topped it at Christmas.  Chelsea are the only team to have accomplished this having topped the table more than once.  Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Leicester City have each been top at Christmas and gone on to win the league that season.

Manchester United have been top of the Premier League on Christmas Day seven times and gone on to win the league on five of those occasions.

Here is a full list of teams who were top of the Premier League on Christmas Day and their finishing positions:

Season Team Final Position
1992-93 Norwich City 3
1993-94 Manchester United 1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers 1
1995-96 Newcastle United 2
1996-97 Liverpool 4
1997-98 Manchester United 2
1998-99 Aston Villa 6
1999-00 Leeds United 3
2000-01 Manchester United 1
2001-02 Newcastle United 4
2002-03 Arsenal 2
2003-04 Manchester United 3
2004-05 Chelsea 1
2005-06 Chelsea 1
2006-07 Manchester United 1
2007-08 Arsenal 3
2008-09 Liverpool 2
2009-10 Chelsea 1
2010-11 Manchester United 1
2011-12 Manchester City 1
2012-13 Manchester United 1
2013-14 Liverpool 2
2014-15 Chelsea 1
2015-16 Leicester City 1