Wayne Rooney scores a free-kick against Manchester City.

How a Rooney record has been equalled

Wednesday 29 July 2020 16:38

Wayne Rooney has been in the news again, following the exploits of Fulham's Neeskens Kebano.

Manchester United's all-time record goalscorer once scored from a free-kick in three successive games, back in September 2013.

The ex-Reds and England captain managed the extraordinary feat with set-piece strikes against Crystal Palace, Manchester City and West Brom.

Watch Wayne Rooney's three free-kicks scored in successive matches in 2013.

Kebano has done likewise for Fulham as they bid to regain a place in the Premier League. The Frenchman netted directly from free-kicks against Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic and, most recently, Cardiff City in the Championship play-off semi-final first leg.

Rooney, of course, is currently in the same division with Derby County, although the Rams missed out on a place in the play-offs.

The 34-year-old has clearly lost none of his potency from free-kicks as he netted one against Stoke City in January and another, the winner at Preston North End, earlier this month.

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