Wayne Rooney apes David Beckham with 58-yard wonder goal in EPL

Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United beat West Ham United 2-0 in a Premier League clash on Saturday.

updated: March 23, 2014 08:15 IST
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London: Wayne Rooney took his cue from watching Manchester United predecessor David Beckham with a breath-taking 58-yard goal in his side's 2-0 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.

Beckham made his name as a United player with a goal from the halfway line against Wimbledon on the opening day of the 1996-97 season and he was in attendance at Upton Park to see Rooney score a long-range lob of his own.

With eight minutes on the clock, Rooney outmuscled West Ham defender James Tomkins on halfway before looking up and dispatching a looping half-volley that bounced over befuddled goalkeeper Adrian and into the net.

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