I see Wazza was sporting a different look just over a year ago. No, not the collar...
Perhaps it's because it occurred so recently, or maybe because Manchester United simply have the biggest following in the Premier League, but some seem to be stunned that Wayne Rooney's brilliant overhead
shin kick versus Manchester City during last season's league derby at Old Trafford has been voted the best goal in the Premier League's history. 300,000 + voters submitted their opinion and when it came to the best goal in the Prem's history -- the inception of the league occurred during the Fall of 1991 -- Wazza's derby winner last season captured 26% of the vote. Dennis Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle United in 2002 earned 19% of the vote while Thierry Henry's volley versus United in 2000 got the bronze by capturing 15% of the vote. Rooney was appreciative of the recognition and the Englishman clearly had some perspective on the honor:
"I grew up watching the Premier League so to be voted the best goal in the history of the Premier League is a great feeling. There's so many good goals in that shortlist, goals that I watched in my living room as a kid: Alan Shearer's goal, Paolo Di Canio's, Tony Yeboah's, David Beckham's. To be competing with them and winning is a great honour for me and something I'm very proud of. I'd like to say a big thank you to all the fans that voted for me.''
My vote? The goal that recaptures our control in the title race this season -- Papiss Cisse's upcoming winner on Sunday versus City...
Is Rooney's overhead kick the best Premier League goal of all time? My guess is that you'll vote yes since you're most likely a United fan -- but I suppose trolling is a possibility.
Si! (Spanish for Yes -- we're a cultured bunch here) (48 votes)
No (Que horror!) (16 votes)
64 total votes