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11/04/2013 12:41, Report by James Tuck

Rooney wins goal poll

Wayne Rooney has picked up our latest Goal of the Month award for his effort against Norwich City at the start of March.

In injury-time against the Canaries at Old Trafford, Rooney cut inside and unleashed a dipping drive from outside the box past goalkeeper Mark Bunn to seal a 4-0 win for United, after Shinji Kagawa’s earlier maiden hat-trick for the club.

The goal garnered 39% of fans’ votes on our seven official websites – English and its Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Spanish and French language versions.

Javier Hernandez’s looping header in the 2-2 FA Cup draw against Chelsea came second on 27%, with Kagawa’s third goal against Norwich, a neat dink following a fine team move, rounding off the top three (16%).

Kagawa’s second that afternoon, an impudent first-time finish from Rooney’s pass, was also nominated, along with a rocket by Charni Ekangamene and a smart shot by Sam Byrne for the Under-21s and Under-18s respectively.

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