Wayne Rooney‘s special night was a bit tainted by Manchester City, but the Everton striker was couldn’t help but smile at the notion of joining Alan Shearer in the record books.
“To join Alan Shearer with that amount of goals, it’s obviously a big moment and hopefully (there’s) a lot to come,” Rooney said after the game.
Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal — only Shearer’s 260 number more — before 10-man Man City equalized in the second half in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.
The longtime England captain had to give credit where it was due, though:
“I have to say City second half provided a lot of pressure and probably deserved a goal in the end. Overall, probably a fair result.”
“We’ve got a tough week. Obviously tonight, a couple days rest then Thursday and Sunday. We started off with a good point.”
Everton travels to Hajduk Split for a Europa League playoff round second leg on Thursday and then continues its murderer’s row of PL fixtures with a Sunday trip to Chelsea. A visit from Spurs and a trip to Manchester United follows the Stamford Bridge visit.
That doesn’t give Rooney a lot of time to relish history, but he’ll surely enjoy his evening having made it two legends in an exclusive English club.