How a Rooney record has been equalled
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.
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.
3 – @FulhamFC's @Neeskens_Kebano has scored from a direct free-kick in his last three appearances in league competition (regular season & playoffs), the first player to do so within England’s top four tiers since @WayneRooney for Manchester United in September 2013. Tekkers. pic.twitter.com/UNsPtfFUzT— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 29, 2020
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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