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Rooney Sparkles Against His Favourite Opponent

Wayne Rooney scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal. He scored his first Premier League goal for United against Arsenal. He scored his first headed goal for United against Arsenal. And now he scored his 100th Premier League goal - against Arsenal.

"Wayne was unbelievable. I think he was the key point for us in the sense Arsenal just couldn`t handle him," Sir Alex said after Rooney scored the second in the 3-1 win at the Emirates.

'He was world class today, there`s absolutely no doubt. Every time when the ball went forward up the pitch towards him, we were on the attack. He turned the defenders so many times, it was a really top performance.'

Absolutely, he was wonderful as a 'false number nine', dropping deep and drifting wide then required but on the shoulders of the defenders when that was called for. His passing and decision-making were brilliant throughout and he produced a wonderful finish for the second goal.

It's the first time he ever scored 20 goals in the Premier League and he's well on course to finish as top scorer. Many predicted that Rooney would flourish thanks to the extra responsibility on him following the departure of Ronaldo - and that is exactly what happened.

The downside? I was scared witless when he went down clutching his knee in the second half... an injury to Rooney could prove fatal for us.




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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 31 2010

Time: 11:24PM

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Sublime 2nd goal. You gave Arsenal one hell of a beating!
hodfoundgodwithapass
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31/01/2010 23:51:00

Roo could very easily had another 2 himself - but pulled the ball just wide on both occasions, oh, and what about that strike form just outside the box where Arsenal backed off from him, made Almunia scramble to the far post to keep it out!
niteworlok
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31/01/2010 23:59:00

It doesn't even bare thinking about what it would mean for United and England if anything happens to wayne. I still think he plays better with a partner, but with all the top teams playing 4-3-3 thats not really possible in the big games. Unless wayne is happy to go back out on the wing for the big games, there is little to no chance of us seeing a new striker join in the summer as they would suffer the same fate as berba - missing out on all the big games.
tuscan3000
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01/02/2010 00:49:00

so long as he dont score against everton all is well in my world
radders1990
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01/02/2010 10:21:00

he really did made arsenal cry :)
kingDROG
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01/02/2010 11:15:00

I am praying to the same god as tuscan - god forbid if ANYTING should happen to Roo over next few months - hes stepped out of Ronaldos spotlight, and has his own light shining down on him
Roo will get us there in end - and I tell you if we sell hiom to pay off some more of the debt then I stop watching my beloved team.........
niteworlok
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01/02/2010 23:17:00

he has upped his game recenly
radders1990
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02/02/2010 09:40:00

No player, including Messi and Ronaldo, have come close to the form that Rooney has been showing this season. Player of they year by a mile.
khoder
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02/02/2010 11:44:00

united playing much better imo
radders1990
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02/02/2010 14:37:00

united playing much better imo
radders1990
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02/02/2010 14:37:00

happy 2nd feb lad
radders1990
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02/02/2010 14:37:00

hope you have a good one
radders1990
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02/02/2010 14:38:00

Lets see how many goals he has at end of season - could very easily end up prem top scorer
niteworlok
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03/02/2010 20:37:00

 

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