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Wayne Rooney Breaks Thierry Henry Record for Most Goals at 1 Premier League Club

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Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistJanuary 17, 2016

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney set a new Premier League record for most goals scored for a single club on Sunday with 176, passing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry's mark of 175 with a late strike against Liverpool.

Sky Sports Statto shared the new top three:

The veteran striker found himself in the right place at the right time to fire home a volley after Marouane Fellaini had hit the bar with a header. The goal secured all three points for the Red Devils, who remain in the middle of the race for a top-four finish.

ESPN FC's Tommy Smyth was quick to praise the veteran, who took some criticism earlier this season when the Red Devils struggled in front of goal:

Per Simon Stone of BBC Sport, the England international had no intention of denying he enjoyed that goal in particular:

While Arsenal fans on Twitter were quick to point out Henry set his record in fewer matches than Rooney, it's still a remarkable feat for the latter, who is only 30 years old and could add even more goals to his tally.

With five goals in his last four appearances, per, the former Everton man doesn't seem like he'll be slowing down anytime soon.


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