Wayne Rooney won the game for Manchester United in their local derby against bitter rivals Manchester City with this spectacular goal. A goal Rooney himself has described as one of his best ever.

In every sport there are grudge matches, usually between teams with a long, intertwined history, and more often that not from the same region. Soccer has countless number of these, with the Manchester derby being one of the bitterest.

In the English Premier League derbies occur twice a year, once at each ground. On Saturday Man City headed for Old Trafford and came away with nothing thanks to a certain Mr. Rooney.

Was the overhead kick one of his best goals? Most definitely. And it was also very important in the fight for the Premier League, with the 1-0 win over a contender for the crown meaning United has a significant lead at the top.


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