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Everton’s Rooney Taunts The Exact Same Man City Fans Five Years Apart After Scoring His 200th Premier League Goal At The Etihad

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It was a déjà vu moment for both Manchester City fans and Wayne Rooney, as a stunning coincidence emerged when the former Mancheter United skipper netted his milestone 200th Premier League goal.

Wayne Rooney netted the second of three for Manchester Untied in a 3-2 win over City in 2012

Rooney opened the scoring for Everton against Man City in an almost identical fashion as five years ago during his stint at Manchester United – and the same City fans were pictured giving him stick.

The Everton striker, who made a sensational return to the Goodison Park this summer from Manchester United, scored the opener for the Toffees in a 1-1 draw against Man City at the Etihad.

Wayne Rooney celebrated in front of the same Man City fans

And his milestone 200th goal had a spooky resemblance to the second of the two he scored for the Red Devils against arch rivals City in December, just months after Man City clinched their first ever Premier League title.

And that was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season as a football manager before he retired after an illustrious career with the Red Devils.

Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United with an eerily similar goal in 2012

And Rooney played a quintessential role in United’s 3-2 victory at the Etihad that day as Robin Van Persie clinched the late winner, before the former Arsenal man guided the Red Devils to their 13th Premier League title that season.

And last night – after a lack lustre final season at Man United – Rooney showed that he still has a lot left in him as he grabbed his second goal in two matches for his boyhood club.

He also entered the elite Premier League 200 goal club and joined Alan Shearer in the list, with the Newcastle United legend ending his career on 260.

Wayne Rooney also scored his 200th Premier League goal against City and his second in two games for Everton

Very much like 2012, Rooney found the net after he tapped home a pass from the right, and this time around he English youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin provided the assist.

Wayne Rooney and Man City boss Pep Guardiola shared a laugh after the 1-1 draw at the Etihad

And as Rooney ran to his right and jumped in the air to celebrate his milestone goal, the very same Man City fans were snapped on camera shouting curses at the former Man Utd skipper.

After the game, Rooney joked on Twitter: “Always nice to see a few familiar faces.”

He just loves to score his milestone goals against Man City.

50th Goal – 9th December 2006, VS Man City

150th Goal – 9th December 2012, VS Man City

200th Goal – 21st August 2017, VS Man City

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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