Rooney now Man United’s record scorer with 250 goals

first_img INCREDIBLE STRIKERS MANCHESTER, England (AP): It was a moment of drama and pride for Wayne Rooney but one tinged with disappointment for Bobby Charlton. Rooney overhauled Charlton yesterday to become Manchester United’s record scorer, coming off the bench to net his landmark 250th goal in stoppage time at Stoke to clinch a 1-1 draw in the Premier League. “(Charlton) came and congratulated me in the dressing room so I know he’s pleased in some way,” said Rooney, who has won the Champions League and five Premier League titles with United. “I’m a team player, but records are important. When you finish your career you can look back on it and it’s something to tell your kids.” Last January, Rooney moved past Denis Law to become United’s second-highest scorer on 239 and, now playing as a deep-lying attacker or in midfield, began the slow crawl to surpass the tally of club great Charlton – who was among fans watching the game against Stoke – that had stood since 1973. The 31-year-old Rooney, no longer assured of a starting spot in his 13th season at United, moved level with Charlton on January 7 and needed two more weeks to take the record outright. Rooney has scored 250 goals in 546 games. Charlton scored 249 in 758 matches. “I have become used to the honour of being the club’s all-time top goalscorer,” Charlton said. “We have had some incredible strikers here at Old Trafford and they have scored a lot of goals, but it has been fairly obvious for a while now that Wayne Rooney was going to be the one likeliest to break my record. “And now that day has come, I would be lying to say that I’m not disappointed to have lost the record. However, I can honestly say that I’m delighted for Wayne. He deserves his place in the history books.” Having already broken Charlton’s 49-goal England scoring record in 2015, Rooney has now completed possibly the final major feat of his illustrious – if turbulent – career. Setting the United goal record confirms Rooney as a modern-day great in English football, if not maybe the world game. Some will say he hasn’t quite reached the heights expected of him after bursting on to the international scene with such brio at the 2004 European Championship, or that he hasn’t kicked on from when he was arguably at the top of his game with United in the 2009-10 season. In that season, Rooney was at a level comparable to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. But his career has tailed off somewhat – save for certain standout periods – while Messi and Ronaldo have gone from strength to strength, competing on an annual basis for FIFA’s Player of the Year award. Yesterday’s results: Liverpool 2 Swansea 3; Bournemouth 2 Watford 2; Crystal Palace 0 Everton 1; Middlesbrough 1 West Ham 3; Stoke City 1 Manchester United 1; West Brom 2 Sunderland 0; Manchester City 2 Tottenham 2.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE SENIORS DEFEAT ARDARA IN LEAGUE

first_imgCLG An Clóchan Liath Club notes 13/06/2016B’iad  7, 8, 9 agus 14 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €2800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann: Joe Boyle – Meenmore, Sheila Sweeney – Kincasslagh, Caolan Ward – The Diamond, Annie Boyle – Glenties agus Karen O’ Donnell – Ardara.The Senior and Reserves were at home to Ardara on Saturday evening. The Reserve game was cancelled last minute, with both teams ready and waiting for a referee. However, with no referee the game was called off and the senior game was brought forward.The Seniors won a scoreline 1-14 to 0-15 in a cat and mouse game. It was an all round good team performance, with a small championship feel to the game! Congratulations and well done to Càtriona Solan on a fine performance before the Ulster Championship clash of Donegal V Fermanagh.Congratulations to Joe McIlroy from Acres National School and our under 10 team in playing for the Donegal Cumann na mBunscoil team V Fermanagh at half time in last Sunday’s Ulster Championship match.The Club Cul Camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 will be held in Rosses Park on Monday the 27th of June until Friday the 1st of July. The fee for the Camp is €55 per child, €45 for a second child in the family and €40 for a third child. Included in the price is a camp jersey, a half zip top and a kit bag. It starts at 10am and finishes at 2.30 each day. Contact John Ward on 0866036406 to register.The U8s played in Rosses Park V Ardara on Saturday morning. All teams did really well. Well done to all coaches, players & parents who helped with refreshments after the game. The Dungloe/Gweedore U14 hurlers overcame Four Masters in their championship semi final Thursday past. This is a fantastic achievement and sets them up for a chance to win the U14B Championship for a third year in a row. Well done to all involved!Congratulations to both boys & girls of Scoil Chróine Dungloe who won their respective county finals in Cumann na mBunscoil last week Brilliant achievement!GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE SENIORS DEFEAT ARDARA IN LEAGUE was last modified: June 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeGAA noteslast_img read more