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Wayne Rooney has reminded us all just how good he is with a delightful free-kick for Derby County against Preston.
Derby still have a chance of making this season's play-offs and victory this evening would move them just one point behind Cardiff City in sixth.
When The Rams received a free-kick just outside the box, there was just one man up to the job.
Former Manchester United star Rooney stepped up with the pressure on and curled the ball into the top left corner, leaving Declan Rudd stranded.
Wayne Rooney :tm:
:microphone2:️ "Classic Wayne Rooney!"
England's record goalscorer gives #DCFC the lead with a trademark free-kick!
Watch #PNEvDCFC on Sky Sports Football or follow it here: https://t.co/tSKvJJ3GwV pic.twitter.com/bvFtbGblDS
- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) July 1, 2020
Rooney has played central midfield in the Championship and he's bossed the division since arriving in January.
Wayne Rooney when starting in central midfield this season:
• 11 appearances
• 5 goals
• 2 assists
Still Got It! pic.twitter.com/2od3aa7kxH
- BETFRED (@Betfred) July 1, 2020
Fans have reacted to the strike and they're getting nostalgic seeing Rooney roll back the years.
Your team could only dream- Samuel ツ (@samueldcfc) July 1, 2020
Just come into this league to take the piss- Tommy Evans (@derby1884) July 1, 2020
Wayne Rooney has scored 2 goals in 3 games since the restart. He has been directly involved in 7 goals in 14 Championship starts this season in total.- Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 1, 2020
What a goal! :fire: pic.twitter.com/DACSB89xck
:soccer: Wayne Rooney scores in his first league app against Preston in what is the 505th match of his English league career- Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) July 1, 2020
:white_circle: Preston are the 38th different team he's scored against (out of 46) in his English league career pic.twitter.com/ihlAw3P9YE
Rooney's move to Derby came as a shock but he explained the move would help him with a move into coaching.
"I am very excited about the opportunity that Derby County have provided me with," the 34-year-old stated when he signed.
"I am sure I can make a big contribution and can't wait to meet everyone, especially the supporters.
"I am equally excited to begin my coaching career at Derby County working with both the first team and academy."
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