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Wayne Rooney sets new Premier League record

Rooney sets a new record for most goals ever scored for a team. Gilbert Wandera takes a look back at some other great scorers for other clubs.

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Wayne  Rooney’s 176th goal for Manchester  United makes him the player with the highest number of goals for a single Premier League club.

Rooney who scored the lone goal when United edged out Liverpool 1-0 on Sunday remains ahead of a pack that includes some of the greatest players who have ever played in the competition.

It has been a great turn around for Rooney who had a bad run in 2015 scoring just two goals for United between August and December.

But the beginning of the year has seen Rooney score five goals in four matches in a spectacular performance for his club and one that is likely to keep him motivated for the rest of the season.

Other top scorers for one club.

1. Thiery Henry (Arsenal) 175

Remains Arsenal’s all time highest goal scorer after making 258 appearances for the gunners.

His first stint with the gunners lasted  from 1999-2007 during which time he scored 174  goals and helped Arsenal win two league titles and three FA Cup titles.

He led the gunners to the final of the 2006 champions league final before leaving to join Barcelona. He returned for a short stint at the Emirates but played just four times and scored one goal.

2. Alan  Shearer (Newcastle United) 148 (Blackburn Rovers) 112

He is the only player to have scored more than 100 goals for more than one club club in the English Premier League.

He scored 148 goals for Newcastle United during a ten year period in which he made 303 appearances.  Before that he had scored 112 goals for Blackburn Rovers when he played for the club between 1992 and 1996 after playing in 138 matches.

3. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) 147

Remains Chelsea’s all time leading goal scorer. Lampard spent 13 years at the London club and made 164 appearances. During his time at Chelsea, he led them to winning the Premier League twice in a row in 2005 and 2006. The Blues also won a domestic double in 2007 inspired by Lampard who is currently in New York.

4. Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) 128

The sixth highest goal scorer in the history of the Premier League, he netted a total of 183 goals for Liverpool with 128 being in the league alone.

Having spent his youth career in Liverpool it was only natural for him to join the Red Devils in 1993 staying until 2001 and played in more than 200 matches for the Anfield outfit. He then left to play for Leeds United and Manchester City before returning to Anfield for the second time in 2006.

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