The 10 Greatest Premier League Goals of the Decade No.4: Wayne Rooney, Man Utd v Newcastle, 2005

Ollie Irish

12th, February 2010


By Ollie Irish


“Take a bow son!”

This strike, which prompted Andy Gray to first say “take a bow son!”, is Rooney’s greatest goal.

Improbably, Wazza was arguing with the ref almost up to the exact moment when he struck a volley of devastating, Shay Given-beating power. He was also about to be substituted, having picked up a knock in the first half of the game.

No.10: Dietmar Hamann, 2004

No.9: Paul Scholes, 2006

No.8: Robert Pires, 2002

No.7: Shaun Bartlett, 2001

No.6: Paul Scholes, 2000

No.5: Robin van Persie, 2006