Wayne Rooney’s 200 Premier League Goals [Full List]

Wayne Rooney became only the second player in Premier League history to reach the landmark of 200 goals as he opened the scoring in Everton’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

The 31-year-old return to the club where it all began for him as a teenager in 2002, this summer, as he moved back from Manchester United – the club he’d left Goodison Park for in 2004.

Rooney has notched up some fine goals along the way, picking up numerous medals and awards.

Here is a complete list of all 200 of his Premier League goals:

Date Home Score Away Goals
19/10/2002 Everton 2-1 Arsenal 1
03/11/2002 Leeds United 0-1 Everton 1
14/12/2002 Everton 2-1 Blackburn Rovers 1
23/03/2003 Arsenal 2-1 Everton 1
06/04/2003 Everton 2-1 Newcastle United 1
26/04/2003 Everton 2-1 Aston Villa 1
26/08/2003 Charlton Athletic 2-2 Everton 1
13/12/2003 Portsmouth 1-2 Everton 1
20/12/2003 Everton 3-2 Leicester City 1
28/12/2003 Everton 1-0 Birmingham City 1
21/02/2004 Southampton 3-3 Everton 2
13/03/2004 Everton 1-0 Portsmouth 1
20/03/2004 Leicester City 1-1 Everton 1
13/04/2004 Leeds United 1-1 Everton 1
24/10/2004 Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal 1
14/11/2004 Newcastle United 1-3 Manchester United 2
04/12/2004 Manchester United 3-0 Southampton 1
15/01/2005 Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United 1
05/02/2005 Manchester United 2-0 Birmingham City 1
13/02/2005 Manchester City 0-2 Manchester United 1
26/02/2005 Manchester United 2-1 Portsmouth 2
23/04/2005 Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle United 1
01/05/2005 Charlton Athletic 0-4 Manchester United 1
13/08/2005 Everton 0-2 Manchester United 1
28/08/2005 Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United 1
01/10/2005 Fulham 2-3 Manchester United 1
15/10/2005 Sunderland 1-3 Manchester United 1
27/11/2005 West Ham United 1-2 Manchester United 1
03/12/2005 Manchester United 3-0 Portsmouth 1
14/12/2005 Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic 2
17/12/2005 Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester United 1
28/12/2005 Birmingham City 2-2 Manchester United 1
12/03/2006 Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United 2
26/03/2006 Manchester United 3-0 Birmingham City 1
09/04/2006 Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal 1
17/04/2006 Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester United 2
20/08/2006 Manchester United 5-1 Fulham 2
28/10/2006 Bolton Wanderers 0-4 Manchester United 3
18/11/2006 Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United 2
09/12/2006 Manchester United 3-1 Manchester City 1
20/01/2007 Arsenal 2-1 Manchester United 1
31/01/2007 Manchester United 4-0 Watford 1
17/03/2007 Manchester United 4-1 Bolton Wanderers 2
17/04/2007 Manchester United 2-0 Sheffield United 1
28/04/2007 Everton 0-1 Manchester United 1
06/10/2007 Manchester United 4-0 Wigan Athletic 1
20/10/2007 Aston Villa 1-4 Manchester United 2
27/10/2007 Manchester United 4-1 Middlesbrough 1
26/12/2007 Sunderland 0-4 Manchester United 1
19/01/2008 Reading 0-2 Manchester United 1
23/02/2008 Newcastle United 1-5 Manchester United 2
29/03/2008 Manchester United 4-0 Aston Villa 2
06/04/2008 Middlesbrough 2-2 Manchester United 1
26/04/2008 Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United 1
27/09/2008 Manchester United 2-0 Bolton Wanderers 1
04/10/2008 Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Manchester United 1
18/10/2008 Manchester United 4-0 West Bromwich Albion 1
30/11/2008 Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United 1
11/01/2009 Manchester United 3-0 Chelsea 1
14/01/2009 Manchester United 1-0 Wigan Athletic 1
18/02/2009 Manchester United 3-0 Fulham 1
21/02/2009 Manchester United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers 1
04/03/2009 Newcastle United 1-2 Manchester United 1
22/04/2009 Manchester United 2-0 Portsmouth 1
25/04/2009 Manchester United 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur 2
16/08/2009 Manchester United 1-0 Birmingham City 1
22/08/2009 Wigan Athletic 0-5 Manchester United 2
29/08/2009 Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal 1
12/09/2009 Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United 1
20/09/2009 Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City 1
31/10/2009 Manchester United 2-0 Blackburn Rovers 1
28/11/2009 Portsmouth 1-4 Manchester United 3
05/12/2009 West Ham United 0-4 Manchester United 1
15/12/2009 Manchester United 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
27/12/2009 Hull City 1-3 Manchester United 1
30/12/2009 Manchester United 5-0 Wigan Athletic 1
16/01/2010 Manchester United 3-0 Burnley 1
23/01/2010 Manchester United 4-0 Hull City 4
31/01/2010 Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United 1
06/02/2010 Manchester United 5-0 Portsmouth 1
23/02/2010 Manchester United 3-0 West Ham United 2
14/03/2010 Manchester United 3-0 Fulham 2
21/03/2010 Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool 1
28/08/2010 Manchester United 3-0 West Ham United 1
01/01/2011 West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester United 1
01/02/2011 Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa 2
12/02/2011 Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City 1
26/02/2011 Wigan Athletic 0-4 Manchester United 1
01/03/2011 Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United 1
02/04/2011 West Ham United 2-4 Manchester United 3
14/05/2011 Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Manchester United 1
13/08/2011 West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Manchester United 1
22/08/2011 Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur 1
28/08/2011 Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal 3
10/09/2011 Bolton Wanderers 0-5 Manchester United 3
18/09/2011 Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea 1
10/12/2011 Manchester United 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2
18/12/2011 Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Manchester United 1
21/12/2011 Fulham 0-5 Manchester United 1
05/02/2012 Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United 2
11/02/2012 Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool 2
04/03/2012 Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United 1
11/03/2012 Manchester United 2-0 West Bromwich Albion 2
26/03/2012 Manchester United 1-0 Fulham 1
08/04/2012 Manchester United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers 1
15/04/2012 Manchester United 4-0 Aston Villa 2
22/04/2012 Everton 4-4 Everton 2
13/05/2012 Sunderland 0-1 Manchester United 1
20/10/2012 Manchester United 4-2 Stoke City 2
01/12/2012 Reading 3-4 Manchester United 2
09/12/2012 Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United 2
15/12/2012 Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland 1
30/01/2013 Manchester United 2-1 Southampton 2
02/02/2013 Fulham 0-1 Manchester United 1
02/03/2013 Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City 1
16/03/2013 Manchester United 1-0 Reading 1
14/09/2013 Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace 1
22/09/2013 Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United 1
28/09/2013 Manchester United 1-2 West Bromwich Albion 1
26/10/2013 Manchester United 3-2 Stoke City 1
02/11/2013 Fulham 1-3 Manchester United 1
24/11/2013 Cardiff City 2-2 Manchester United 1
01/12/2013 Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United 2
26/12/2013 Hull City 2-3 Manchester United 1
22/02/2014 Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United 1
08/03/2014 West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United 1
22/03/2014 West Ham United 0-2 Manchester United 2
29/03/2014 Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa 2
26/04/2014 Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City 2
16/08/2014 Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City 1
14/09/2014 Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers 1
27/09/2014 Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United 1
22/11/2014 Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United 1
29/11/2014 Manchester United 3-0 Hull City 1
14/12/2014 Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool 1
28/12/2014 Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United 2
28/02/2015 Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland 2
15/03/2015 Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur 1
04/04/2015 Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa 1
26/09/2015 Manchester United 3-0 Sunderland 1
17/10/2015 Everton 0-3 Manchester United 1
02/01/2016 Manchester United 2-1 Swansea City 1
12/01/2016 Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United 2
17/01/2016 Liverpool 0-1 Manchester United 1
02/02/2016 Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City 1
17/05/2016 Manchester United 3-1 Bournemouth 1
14/08/2016 Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United 1
21/01/2017 Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United 1
23/04/2017 Burnley 0-2 Manchester United 1
30/04/2017 Manchester United 1-1 Swansea City 1
14/05/2017 Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United 1
12/08/2017 Everton 1-0 Stoke City 1
21/08/2017 Manchester City 1-1 Everton 1

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea: Conte outshines Pochettino

Chelsea became the first team to win a Premier League game at Wembley Stadium yesterday as they were 2-1 winners in Tottenham Hotspur’s first home game of the 2017-18 season.

I had the privilege of being a part of the historic event in London’s capital with a great view in the heavens witness the tactics used by both managers.

Statistically, Spurs had 68% of the possession and Chelsea only had two shots on target, but the visitors won.

Antonio Conte’s side headed into the match with the media claiming a ‘crisis’ was going on at Stamford Bridge with the Diego Costa off-the-field saga and a 2-3 opening day defeat at home to Burnley.  Most of the media seem to forget the Blues finished the game with nine men which included Gary Cahill being sent off after 14 minutes.

Heading to Wembley Chelsea were considered the underdogs with Eden Hazard (injured), Gary Cahill (suspended), Cesc Fàbregas (suspended) and Diego Costa (holiday).  That’s last season’s Premier League Player of the Year, the club captain, one of the leading playmakers in Premier League history and last season’s top scorer, all absent.

On top of this, Álvaro Morata, Tiémoué Bakayoko and Andreas Christensen were all making their first Premier League starts for the Blues.

Tottenham were 2-0 winners at Newcastle in their opening game, though both goals did only come after the hosts were reduced to 10 men.  They were anything but convincing when the numbers were even.

With a number of absentees, Conte changed from his usual 3-4-3 to a 3-5-2.  César Azpilicueta was the only one of the Italian’s back three to hold his place, with Andreas Christensen starting in the middle and Antonio Rüdiger on the left.

David Luiz was pushed up to one of the three central midfielders and I think he did an excellent job there, both closing down the opposition and marking Christian Eriksen out of the game.  Alongside him, N’Golo Kanté and Tiémoué Bakayoko did similar, excellent jobs.  Often Chelsea had two players on the ball in possession when Tottenham were in the final third.

Spurs’ tactics also played into the hands of the visitors.  They were very narrow with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembélé.  Ben Davies offered width early on down the left but ultimately it never left to much.

Heung-min Son came on late on but didn’t even offer a great deal a width.

Marcos Alonso struck a peach of a free kick to give Chelsea the lead midway through the first half.  This allowed them to sit back on their lead – something they did very well aside from five minutes before half-time when Spurs looked threatening and Harry Kane hit the post.

Tottenham had some luck with their equaliser in that Eriksen’s free kick was deflected off the head of Michy Batshuayi to beat Thibaut Courtois.  Chelsea had their own fortune with the winner as Hugo Lloris should have done much better with Alonso’s strike that went under him.

Perhaps all the media that had written Chelsea off after one game will be singing the praises of Conte once more…

20 Stats from Premier League Matchday 1 ft. Arsenal & Romelu Lukaku

0 – Swansea City didn’t have a single shot on target in their 0-0 draw at Southampton.

1 – Alexandre Lacazette scored with his first touch as a Premier League player.

2 – Chelsea became the second reigning Premier League champions to lose their opening game of the following campaign (after Leicester City last season).

2 – Sadio Mané has scored with his first shot on target in each of the past two seasons.

2 – Gary Cahill and Cesc Fàbregas’ red cards mean that Chelsea have picked up more red cards in the opening game of this season than they did through their entire 2016-17 campaign (0).

3 – Romelu Lukaku has now scored on his Premier League debut for West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Manchester United.

5 – Chelsea received more cards than any other team this weekend (3 yellows, 2 reds).

6 – Sergio Agüero has now scored six goals in his seven opening day Premier League games.

7 – Seven players have now scored on their Premier League debut for Arsenal (Steve Bould, Kevin Campbell, Freddie Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, Thomas Vermaelen and Alexandre Lacazette).

7 – Chelsea have picked up two red cards in a single Premier League game for the seventh time.

10 – Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel faces more shots on target than any other team this weekend.

10 – Southampton have never won an opening day fixture at home in the Premier League (D6, L4).

11 – Harry Kane has not scored a single Premier League goal in the month of August (11 appearances).

13% – Following Frank de Boer’s loss this weekend, of eight Dutch managers to take charge in the Premier League, only Guus Hiddink has won his first game.

19 – Crystal Palace and West Ham were awarded the most free kicks.

22 – Arsenal are unbeaten in all 22 Premier League matches versus Leicester City (W15, D7).  Odds of 1/2 could be found on the Gunners pre-game with BettingTop10.

27 – Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan attempted more passes than any outfield teammate in their 2-0 loss to Manchester City.

29 – Southampton registered more shots than any other Premier League team this weekend.

78% – Seven of Southampton’s last nine Premier League games have been goalless at half-time.

2000 – West Bromwich Albion’s Rekeem Harper became only the second player born this century (8 March 2000) to play in the Premier League (after Manchester United’s Angel Gomes).

Romelu Lukaku becomes Manchester United’s 101st Premier League Goalscorer [Full List]

£75 million summer signing Romelu Lukaku became Manchester United’s 101st goalscorer in Premier League history with his opening goal in the Red Devils’ 4-0 thrashing of West Ham this afternoon.

The Belgian scored a brace before Anthony Martial scored his 16th in the competition and Paul Pogba scored his sixth in the Premier League to wrap up an emphatic win.

Lukaku’s brace means he has now scored joined Dennis Bergkamp for 87 Premier League goals in his career, equal 36th in the all-time Premier League top scorers chart.

At only 24 years of age the United striker has a chance of catching up and overtaking leader Alan Shearer on 260 goals should he spend the majority of his career in England.  If he can average 25 goals a season for the next seven years it would bring him to that figure.  That’s not out of the question given he is currently United’s sole striker with lots of playmakers around him.

The full list of Manchester United’s 101 Premier League goalscorers is as follows:

Rank Player Goals
1 Wayne Rooney 183
2 Ryan Giggs 109
3 Paul Scholes 107
4 Ruud van Nistelrooy 95
5 Andrew Cole 93
6 Ole Gunnar Solskjær 91
7 Cristiano Ronaldo 84
8 Eric Cantona 64
9 David Beckham 62
10 Dimitar Berbatov 48
10 Robin van Persie 48
10 Dwight Yorke 48
13 Javier Hernández 37
14 Mark Hughes 35
15 Roy Keane 33
16 Teddy Sheringham 31
17 Louis Saha 28
18 Juan Mata 27
19 Nani 26
20 Andrei Kanchelskis 23
21 Nicky Butt 21
22 Danny Welbeck 20
23 Paul Ince 19
23 Park Ji-sung 19
23 Carlos Tevez 19
26 Darren Fletcher 18
26 Denis Irwin 18
26 Brian McClair 18
29 Michael Carrick 17
29 Zlatan Ibrahimović 17
29 Lee Sharpe 17
32 Anthony Martial 16
33 Nemanja Vidić 15
34 Antonio Valencia 14
35 Steve Bruce 11
35 Ashley Young 11
37 Diego Forlán 10
37 Ander Herrera 10
37 John O’Shea 10
37 Marcus Rashford 10
41 Jordi Cruyff 8
41 Marouane Fellaini 8
41 Gary Pallister 8
44 Patrice Evra 7
44 Rio Ferdinand 7
44 Ronny Johnsen 7
44 Chris Smalling 7
44 Alan Smith 7
44 Juan Sebastián Verón 7
50 Shinji Kagawa 6
50 David May 6
50 Paul Pogba 6
50 Mikaël Silvestre 6
54 Rafael 5
54 Anderson 5
54 Quinton Fortune 5
54 Adnan Januzaj 5
54 Jesse Lingard 5
54 Phil Neville 5
54 Gary Neville 5
54 Michael Owen 5
54 Karel Poborský 5
63 Daley Blind 4
63 Jonny Evans 4
63 Radamel Falcao 4
63 Federico Macheda 4
63 Henrikh Mkhitaryan 4
68 David Bellion 3
68 Wes Brown 3
68 Tom Cleverley 3
68 Ángel Di María 3
68 Darron Gibson 3
68 James Wilson 3
74 Henning Berg 2
74 Alexander Büttner 2
74 Luke Chadwick 2
74 Memphis Depay 2
74 Dion Dublin 2
74 Owen Hargreaves 2
74 Phil Jones 2
74 Kléberson 2
74 Romelu Lukaku 2
74 Kieran Richardson 2
74 Bryan Robson 2
85 Laurent Blanc 1
85 Jesper Blomqvist 1
85 Fábio 1
85 Matteo Darmian 1
85 Mame Biram Diouf 1
85 Chris Eagles 1
85 Keith Gillespie 1
85 Josh Harrop 1
85 Gabriel Heinze 1
85 Henrik Larsson 1
85 Paul Parker 1
85 Nick Powell 1
85 Marcos Rojo 1
85 Giuseppe Rossi 1
85 Morgan Schneiderlin 1
85 Bastian Schweinsteiger 1
85 Jaap Stam 1

Alexandre Lacazette becomes Arsenal’s 111th Premier League goalscorer [Full list]

Alexandre Lacazette’s goal after 82 seconds in Arsenal’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Leicester City on the opening night of the 2017-18 Premier League season saw the club’s record signing become their 111th goalscorer in Premier League history.

Despite taking a very early lead, Arsenal twice fell behind to the visitors before two goals in the final 10 minutes ensured that Arsène Wenger’s side got off to a winning start.

Danny Welbeck had made it 2-2 in first half stoppage time, scoring his 11th Premier League goal of the club – 1 more than Mathieu Flamini to move him into sole position as the 37th highest scorer for Arsenal since the league was rebranded in 1992.

Two substitutes scored the two most important goals for Arsenal – Aaron Ramsey with an excellent first touch and finish meant he is now tied for 13th position in the Gunners’ scoring chart – as many as Kanu scored during his time in North London.

Olivier Giroud’s winner was his 100th for the club in all competitions and his 70th in the Premier League.  The French striker is still 17 goals behind Dennis Bergkamp in fourth spot however.

As for Lacazette, he is has now scored as many Premier League goals for Arsenal as the likes of John Jensen, Jérémie Aliadière and Scott Marshall!

Here is a complete list of Arsenal’s Premier League goalscorers:

Rank Player Goals
1 Thierry Henry 175
2 Ian Wright 104
3 Robin van Persie 96
4 Dennis Bergkamp 87
5 Olivier Giroud 70
6 Theo Walcott 65
7 Robert Pirès 62
8 Alexis Sánchez 53
9 Emmanuel Adebayor 46
9 Fredrik Ljungberg 46
11 Cesc Fàbregas 35
12 Sylvain Wiltord 31
13 Kanu 30
13 Aaron Ramsey 30
15 Paul Merson 28
15 Patrick Vieira 28
17 Santi Cazorla 25
17 Marc Overmars 25
19 Nicklas Bendtner 24
20 Nicolas Anelka 23
20 Andrey Arshavin 23
20 Kevin Campbell 23
20 Mesut Özil 23
24 Ray Parlour 20
25 Lukas Podolski 19
25 Tomáš Rosický 19
27 Samir Nasri 18
28 Gilberto Silva 17
28 Laurent Koscielny 17
30 José Antonio Reyes 16
31 Abou Diaby 14
31 Mikel Arteta 14
31 John Hartson 14
34 David Platt 13
34 Thomas Vermaelen 13
36 Tony Adams 12
36 William Gallas 12
37 Danny Welbeck 11
38 Mathieu Flamini 10
40 Lee Dixon 9
40 Gervinho 9
40 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 9
40 Emmanuel Petit 9
40 Kolo Touré 9
45 Sol Campbell 8
45 Marouane Chamakh 8
45 Ashley Cole 8
45 Alan Smith 8
45 Davor Šuker 8
50 Edu 7
50 Aliaksandr Hleb 7
50 Alexandre Song 7
53 Eduardo da Silva 6
53 Lauren 6
53 Denilson 6
53 Jack Wilshere 6
57 Emmanuel Eboué 5
57 Alex Iwobi 5
57 Andy Linighan 5
57 Per Mertesacker 5
61 Héctor Bellerín 4
61 Yossi Benayoun 4
61 Gilles Grimandi 4
61 Stephen Hughes 4
61 Francis Jeffers 4
61 Martin Keown 4
61 Bacary Sagna 4
61 Philippe Senderos 4
61 Nigel Winterburn 4
70 Joel Campbell 3
70 Pascal Cygan 3
70 Paul Dickov 3
70 Chris Kiwomya 3
70 Sylvinho 3
70 Jermaine Pennant 3
70 Julio Baptista 3
70 Mikaël Silvestre 3
70 Carlos Vela 3
70 Christopher Wreh 3
80 Steve Bould 2
80 Jimmy Carter 2
80 Calum Chambers 2
80 André Santos 2
80 Kieran Gibbs 2
80 Anders Limpar 2
80 Shkodran Mustafi 2
80 Stefan Schwarz 2
80 Paul Shaw 2
80 Giovanni van Bronckhorst 2
80 Granit Xhaka 2
91 Jérémie Aliadière 1
91 Gaël Clichy 1
91 Paul Davis 1
91 Gabriel Paulista 1
91 Mathieu Debuchy 1
91 Johan Djourou 1
91 Serge Gnabry 1
91 Glenn Helder 1
91 David Hillier 1
91 Justin Hoyte 1
91 Carl Jenkinson 1
91 John Jensen 1
91 Anthony Lacazette 1
91 Stefan Malz 1
91 Scott Marshall 1
91 Fran Mérida 1
91 Nacho Monreal 1
91 Steve Morrow 1
91 Lucas Pérez 1
91 Sébastien Squillaci 1
91 Paolo Vernazza 1